Gov. Rick Scott

The Tallahassee City Commission meets to discuss the response to Hurricane Hermine
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Hurricane Hermine has taken it’s toll on Tallahassee—leaving downed trees and power lines in its wake. That’s posed logistical challenges to teams trying to restore power, and frustrating residents who have been without for days. Now  city and county leaders are trying to address those concerns. But some say the efforts come too late.

Governor Rick Scott is warning Floridians to avoid unnecessary driving and downed power lines as officials begin to toll the damage from Hurricane Hermine.

Governor Rick Scott is staying the course and reappointing two members of the Northwest Florida Water Management District.

The National Rifle Association can claim House Judiciary Chairman Charles McBurney as another notch in its gun belt.

Gov. Rick Scott is asking the Obama Administration to declare a state of emergency in the wake of the Orlando tragedy, the  worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

Governor Rick Scott has kicked off his higher education summit, but the shindig is already under fire from critics who say it’s missing something—educators.

Enterprise Board Begins Restructuring Talks

May 10, 2016

Enterprise Florida board members are holding a multi-day meeting this week. It’s the first full meeting of the board since Governor Rick Scott asked former Department of Children and Families Secretary David Wilkins to help identity $600 million in savings.

Governor Rick Scott is stepping up his job-poaching campaign against California. 

Governor Rick Scott in his office in front of a Florida flag
Office of Gov. Rick Scott

Governor Rick Scott is asking for party unity ahead of the Republican Nominating convention later this summer. In a facebook post, Scott reiterated his support for Donald Trump, and is asking state Republicans to do the same.

Governor Rick Scott signed off Thursday on a measure designed to eradicate so-called “food deserts.”

Environmental groups are praising Governor Rick Scott for signing the so-called “Legacy Florida” bill Thursday.


Florida Governor Rick Scott says he doesn't plan to endorse any candidate before the March primary. But in an editorial published by USA Today, Scott says Donald Trump is "capturing the frustration of Americans".

Gov. Scott pitching his budget before House lawmakers.
The Florida Channel

In a rare move, Florida Gov. Rick Scott came before the House Finance and Tax committee Tuesday to lobby for his budget.  Scott’s proposal includes more than a billion dollars in tax cuts.

Earlier this week, Governor Rick Scott stood on the 22nd floor of the Capitol and hinted he would sign a highly controversial fracking bill. The measure strips local governments of their power to regulate the oil and gas drilling technique.


Governor Rick Scott is declaring a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Erika churns in the Caribbean.

The Legislature is loosening its get-tough-on-crime attitude, allowing more non-violent juveniles to avoid felony records. Figures show Governor Rick Scott and the Cabinet are going in the opposite direction when it comes to restoring civil rights for ex-felons.

Governor Rick Scott is getting mixed reviews for pulling the plug on so-called “water farming.” Scott vetoed more than $31 million that paid landowners to pull up their crops and store polluted runoff.

Lawmakers say homeowners would be less of a target for internet scams if Governor Rick Scott agrees to keep email traffic with local tax collectors private. The legislation was a priority for Republican Senator Jack Latvala of Clearwater.

Governor Rick Scott’s elections chief isn’t saying whether his boss will go along with the Legislature’s 2017 deadline for implementing online voter registration. Secretary of State Ken Detzner is keeping his cards close to his vest.

Governor Rick Scott in his office in front of a Florida flag
Office of Gov. Rick Scott

Not all of the political warfare in the Capitol is between the House and Senate. Gov. Rick Scott fired a shot over the bow of Senate President Andy Gardiner today, reappointing 16 agency heads who weren’t confirmed.

The Legislature agreed to mandate online voter registration by 2017, but don’t log-on yet. Governor Rick Scott’s top elections chief is strongly opposed.  


Governor Rick Scott and Democratic Challenger Charlie Crist met Tuesday evening for the third time in a debate leading up to the November Fourth Election. There were no electric fans this time around, but the atmosphere between the two candidates was downright chilly.

LHatter / WFSU News

College affordability is a central issue in the race for the Florida Governor’s Mansion. Governor Rick Scott has used the issue to blast his opponent, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist. Now Crist has dispatched his running mate, Annette Taddeo, to talk about their platform and appeal to students wallets.