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.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida would become the nation's slot machine capital under a sweeping rewrite of the state's gaming laws filed Thursday that would give Miami-Dade and Broward counties each an additional slots venue and the Seminole Tribe seven full-scale casinos.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott hopes that his ally headed to the White House, President-elect Donald Trump, will speed up funding for Florida to combat the Zika virus.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott appointed C. Alan Lawson to be Florida's next justice of the Supreme Court Friday, choosing a conservative appellate judge to leave the governor's mark on a moderate court that has been responsible for some of sharpest defeats of his political career.
CLEARWATER — Health officials on both sides of Tampa Bay are scrambling to contain a potential new outbreak of the Zika virus after the first locally transmitted infection was confirmed in Pinellas County Tuesday.
On his third visit to Miami's Wynwood neighborhood since the Zika virus outbreak, Gov. Rick Scott on Monday repeated his plea that Washington help Florida respond to the nation's first outbreak of the infectious disease, even as he fended off accusations that he's not disclosing new cases quickly enough.
TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge on Thursday threw out key parts of an abortion law that would have blocked all state funding to clinics such as Planned Parenthood and required the inspection of as many as 35,000 women's health records.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida's only state-run lab that analyzes fire evidence has been stripped of its national accreditation after a review team doubted its work in more than a dozen cases.
PANAMA CITY — All pregnant woman in the state of Florida can now be tested for the Zika virus at no cost, Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday.
Federal officials on Monday warned pregnant women or those planning pregnancies to avoid a one-square-mile zone north of downtown Miami after it was confirmed that South Florida mosquitoes infected 10 more people with the Zika virus.
WEWAHITCHKA — He once controlled the Republican Party of Florida, flying on chartered jets, drinking top-shelf bourbon and mingling with the rich and powerful.