Category: Rick Scott

Florida’s U.S Senate and Governor’s Races Tight, Poll by Florida Atlantic University Finds

With two weeks left before Election Day, Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott leads incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson by less than two points in Florida’s critical U.S. Senate race, while Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum maintains a narrow lead over Republican nominee Ron DeSantis in the battle to be the state’s next governor, according to the statewide survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).

Gov. Scott: Florida Awarded More Than $50 Million to Fight National Opioid Crisis

Today, Governor Rick Scott directed the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) to begin utilizing a new federal grant to increase access to medication-assisted treatment, reduce opioid-related deaths and equip professionals with the necessary tools to combat the national opioid epidemic in Florida.

Gov. Scott Directs FWC, DEP to Deploy to Southwest Florida to Further Mitigate Red Tide

Today, Governor Rick Scott is directing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to mobilize all available resources to address red tide impacts in Southwest Florida’s coastal communities.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Takes Executive Action to Protect Public Access to Beaches

Governor Rick Scott today issued Executive Order 18-202, which urges Florida counties to protect public beach access and directs the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to support these efforts. The executive order specifically calls on counties to not limit access to beaches.

Gov. Scott Details Actions to Make Schools Safe, Will Hire Office of Safe Schools Director By May 1

Governor Rick Scott sent the following letter to Florida superintendents and school board members, as well as Secretary Mike Carroll, Department of Children and Families; Secretary Christy Daly, Department of Juvenile Justice; Commissioner Pam Stewart, Department of Education; Florida Sheriffs Association; Florida Police Chiefs Association; and Florida Association of Counties outlining the next steps to take following the signing of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.