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.
CLEVELAND — Sorry Utah and California. For all your charms, the cold truth is that when it comes to presidential elections you can't hold a candle to Florida.
Fifteen years after Jeb Bush and Bill Clinton reached a landmark accord to revive the Everglades, billions of dollars have been spent but not much marsh has been restored, and the River of Grass continues to cycle through the same familiar struggles.
TALLAHASSEE — The agency Gov. Rick Scott has prized as an essential job recruiting tool took major steps in reforming itself on Friday.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a multi-millionaire former businessman, saw his net worth decline $27 million last year as his blind trust dropped in value.
TALLAHASSEE — A federal judge this week could block parts of a new law that restricts abortion clinics in Florida.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott did Marco Rubio no favors by offering public encouragement Thursday to a self-funding Republican who harbors ambitions of ending Rubio's career in the U.S. Senate.
TALLAHASSEE — For more than five years, Gov. Rick Scott has been a fierce critic of the federal government in general and President Barack Obama in particular.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida taxpayers today are on the hook for less unpaid state debt than taxpayers in a majority of other states, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trust.
WASHINGTON — With more Zika cases being reported Wednesday in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott implored lawmakers to set aside differences and reach a conclusion on federal funding to fight the virus.
TALLAHASSEE — For nearly 40 minutes Wednesday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott sat and listened to how the agency he most entrusted to uphold his self-proclaimed jobs legacy is "top heavy" with management, spends too much on office space, needs to rein in travel expenses and has a lack of internal controls that could make …