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 — The state would set aside $230,000 for bear-resistant trash cans and outreach programs to reduce conflicts between humans and bears, as part of Gov. Rick Scott's proposed $79.3 billion budget.
Gov. Rick Scott on Monday proposed a $79.3 billion budget for next year that would spend more on schools, cut taxes by $1 billion and eliminate nearly 1,000 more full-time jobs from the state workforce.
TALLAHASSEE — When Gov. Rick Scott rolls out his budget proposal today, he'll talk about spending more money on schools, but some fellow Republicans say he's not telling taxpayers the whole truth.
TALLAHASSEE — Three simple letters have ignited a civic rebellion in Florida that could reshape the state's politics for decades to come.
TALLAHASSEE — After knocking down a plan to expand Medicaid last summer, the Florida House is now pushing its own ideas for health care reform.
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott's administration is tangled again in another public records issue with the Tallahassee attorney that won the $700,000 judgment against the governor for failing to turnover private emails.
TALLAHASSEE — Two of the newest and biggest companies in online fantasy sports have been kicked out of Nevada, branded as illegal gambling.
CLEARWATER —Facing a skeptical Senate and many competing demands for spending, Gov. Rick Scott hit the road Monday on a three-day "tax cut tour" to prod state lawmakers to back his call for $1 billion in tax cuts next year.
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Legislature's failures are costing taxpayers a lot of money.
TALLAHASSEE — Pinellas County will not have its first Senate President in nearly a century after Sen. Jack Latvala announced Thursday that he is giving up his long, protracted battle against Sen. Joe Negron for one of the most powerful positions in Florida.