Monday, October 23, 2017

Rick Scott

In this Sept. 13, 2017, photo, debris surrounds a destroyed structure in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Big Pine Key, Fla.

Unemployment in Florida fell to 3.8 percent in September despite the impact of Hurricane Irma, but the storm’s effects could still be seen in overall job numbers. According to a report from the Department of Economic Opportunity, unemployment is down ...
This Feb. 19, 2013 file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt.

Opioids and prescription pain medication appear to be in the crosshairs of lawmakers as the 2018 legislative session draws closer. A proposal filed in the state House Friday would set a strict limit on how long an opioid prescription can ...

Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for 29 counties as Tropical Storm Nate makes its way towards the panhandle. Current projections from  the National Hurricane Center show the storm grazing the tip of Mexico before taking a sharp ...
Marta Sostre Vazquez reacts as she starts to wade into the San Lorenzo Morovis River with her family in Morovis, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, after a bridge was swept away by Hurricane Maria. The family was returning to their home after visiting family on the other side.

All 67 counties in Florida have again been placed under a state of emergency after Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order Monday morning in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. The declaration opens up resources and assistance ...
Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

BY | Jim Turner The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, September 29, 2017……… From schools to shelters, Florida is readying for an influx of people struggling for food, water and power in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico. Gov. Rick Scott ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 file photo, a woman is transported from The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills as patients are evacuated after a loss of air conditioning due to Hurricane Irma in Hollywood, Fla.

BY GARY FINEOUT TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After 11 nursing home residents died in the sweltering heat of hurricane-induced power outages, Florida’s nursing home industry is now on a collision course with Gov. Rick Scott. Days after Hurricane Irma ravaged ...

Local and state officials are leaving nothing to chance with the imminent threat of Hurricane Irma. While meeting with reporters at an event in Naples on Tuesday, Governor Rick Scott said that preparations for the hurricane and its aftermath are ...

As Hurricane Irma churns its way toward the Caribbean Monday, Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency for all 67 Florida counties. Scott issued a statement Monday evening announcing the decision: “Hurricane Irma is a major and life-threatening storm ...

During a press conference in Bonita Springs on Friday, Governor Rick Scott praised a Florida Supreme Court ruling in his favor related to an ongoing battle with State Attorney Aramis Ayala. In its 5-2 ruling on Thursday, the court found ...

Governor Rick Scott visited Bonita Springs Friday to be briefed by local officials on the flooding that has affected many residents across Southwest Florida. County Commissioner Brian Hamman, Bonita Springs Mayor Peter Simmons, and Undersheriff Carmine Marceno informed Scott about ...
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