Gov. Rick Scott

City of Tallahassee

Democrat Andrew Gillum has a nine point lead in the race for Florida’s governorship, according to a new Quinnipiac poll.

Mote Marine
Conor Goulding / Mote Marine Laboratory

Governor Rick Scott says Florida is putting an additional $2.2 million  toward combating red tide. The funding will go to Mote Marine Laboratory to develop new technology.

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is partnering with red tide experts to combat the destructive algae ravaging the state’s Gulf coast. 

Congressman Ron DeSantis is under fire for what some say was a racist description of Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum's policies. Gillum and DeSantis are running for Florida governor. (8/29/18)
FOX News

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis is facing national backlash following remarks he made about his opponent Andrew Gillum. The racial implications of DeSantis’s comment have sparked outcry from figures across the political spectrum.

Kaleigh Wright / WFSUNews

Tallahassee City Commissioner Curtis Richardson joined a group at the Florida Capitol Thursday asking Governor Rick Scott to explain a lawsuit activists say could make getting health coverage for pre-existing conditions more difficult. 

Ken Detzner
Florida Memory - State Library & Archives of Florida

Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner is advising those who intend to run for office that they can begin submitting their paperwork now.

Florida TaxWatch Facebook

Governor Rick Scott’s $89 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year has received its yearly report card from the nonprofit research institute TaxWatch. And, the group has recommendations.

Florida State University

Florida college students can take extra classes without having to worry about excess credit surcharges under a law signed by Gov. Rick Scott.

Governor Rick Scott
The Florida Channel

Federal District Court Judge Mark Walker has issued a deadline for Gov. Rick Scott to establish a new process for restoring ex-felons’ voting rights: April 26. 

Shawn Mulcahy / WFSU

Educators from across Florida are aiming to make schools safer in the wake of last week’s Parkland shooting. The Florida Department of Education hosted a roundtable Thursday to prevent future school massacres.

Hurricane Irma blasted the Florida Keys early Sunday morning with Category 4 winds and driving rain, and Governor Rick Scott is warning Floridians to heed the deadly threat.

Irma is expected to bring hurricane force winds and flooding to the Big Bend area sometime after 6 p.m., with winds lasting through early Monday morning. Officials predicted a storm surge in Northwest Florida of between 4 and 6 feet.

Pete Antonacci To Be New CEO Of Enterprise Florida

Jul 20, 2017
Enterprise Florida website

The business-centered agency, Enterprise Florida has found itself a new leader. Former Executive Director of South Florida’s Water Management District and General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott, Pete Antonacci is taking over the reins. 

AP

A No Casinos organizer is expressing his disappointment after Governor Rick Scott rejected warning labels for Florida Lottery tickets.

Panama City News Herald

Governor Rick Scott is earning praise and jeers for naming one of his staunchest allies, former Republican lawmaker Jimmy Patronis, to the Cabinet post of Chief Financial Officer.

Ten more medical marijuana treatment centers can open by October 3rd and people with a handful of chronic and life-threatening diseases can get access to the drug under a law just signed by Governor Rick Scott.

Lawmakers wanted a Capitol Complex advisory council after engineers discovered structural failures in parking garages under the House and Senate. But Gov. Rick Scott doesn't see the need.

Armed with a new, 85-million-dollar business incentive fund, Florida Governor Rick Scott is headed to Connecticut to burnish his credentials as corporate recruiter in chief.

Morgan Danford / WFSU - Florida Public Radio

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law Wednesday giving state employees and law enforcement officials a pay raise.

Executive Office of the Governor

While Governor Rick Scott works behind the scenes to keep a special legislative session from blowing up in his face, national Democrats are blasting him in a 60-second video.

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Florida Tax Watch

Florida Tax Watch is calling for Governor Rick Scott to veto money for more than 100 projects it calls “budget turkeys” that didn’t go through the legislature’s proper vetting process. But the watchdog group says the process was more transparent this year.

Open government advocates say they’ve dodged a bullet now that Governor Rick Scott has signed a compromise measure designed to squelch predatory public records lawsuits.

James Clarke Ash

Conservation groups, Governor Rick Scott and Cabinet members are praising Florida’s newest top environmental regulator, Noah Valenstein, as a consensus builder dedicated to public service.

(L-R) Sen. Bill Montford (D-Tallahassee), Sen. Oscar Braynon (D-Miami), Sen. Anitere Flores (R-Miami) and Sen. Joe Negron (R-Stuart).
Nick Evans

Gov. Rick Scott has about 10 days to sign legislation appropriating money to counties hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A settlement deal gives the state about $2 billion over several years.

Orlando Weekly

Progressive groups are keeping a close eye on the Constitution Revision Commission, and this week, they’re more worried than ever. It's the prestigious panel that meets every 20 years to put measures directly on the ballot.

Governor Rick Scott is approving a 1.5 billion-dollar reservoir South of Lake Okeechobee, much to the delight of Senate President Joe Negron.

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