Rick Scott is a Republican elected governor of Florida in 2010. He defeated Democrat Alex Sink, the state's chief financial officer, in the closest governor's race since 1876. He also spent $73 million of his own money to introduce himself to Floridians, having no political experience and barely met residency requirements.
Rick Scott is the former CEO of Columbia/HCA and also started Solantic. Scott was born Dec. 1, 1952, in Bloomington, Ill. He served in the Navy and graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Southern Methodist University Law School. He and his wife, Frances Annette, have two adult daughters.
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For nearly three decades, this rural community in north central Florida was home to a bustling mill that was the principal employer for its 1,400 residents.
BRADENTON — The state of Florida gave Oshkosh Corp. more than $700,000 in tax breaks and cash incentives to move its ambulance production operation from Indiana and Michigan to Florida in 2011.
Gov. Rick Scott's 2010 campaign promise to create jobs was compelling to many voters because of its simplicity: 700,000 new jobs in seven years. But three years into Scott's tenure, an analysis from the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald reveals he has been more successful winning promises for jobs some …
KISSIMMEE — The warehouse off Florida's Turnpike is renovated and waiting. The parking lot has a fresh coat of blacktop and the building has new, blue awnings. There's even a white "C" — for Colt's Manufacturing Co. — painted above the front door.
Gov. Rick Scott has made it a linchpin of his administration to create employment opportunities — or at least appear to do so.
Brevard County's unemployment rate rose above 11 percent when NASA's space shuttle program ended in 2011. Now it sits at 7 percent, and Gov. Rick Scott has millions in tax incentives on the line to take the number even lower.
With furor growing over his surprise announcement of new restrictions on the handling of absentee ballots, Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner did Tuesday what critics say he should have done in the first place.
TALLAHASSEE — Pinellas County's chief elections official firmly put Gov. Rick Scott on notice Monday: She will refuse his administration's order and will continue to urge voters to drop off their absentee ballots at satellite locations.
Elections supervisors in Florida think of themselves as being in the customer service business.
Their customers are voters.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office recently blasted out a news release chock full of statistics about tourism in Florida including this phrase: