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 lawmakers made uneven progress on ambitious plans to rewrite the state's gambling laws Tuesday as a House committee did what has been virtually impossible for the conservative chamber to do in the last decade: pass a bill that expands gambling in Florida.
TALLAHASSEE — They live on death row, convicted of some of the worst crimes in Florida.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Gov. Rick Scott and the Seminole Tribe of Florida sought Monday to increase pressure on state lawmakers to approve a gambling deal with a proposed $1.8 billion expansion they said would create thousands of jobs at its Tampa and Hollywood casinos.
TALLAHASSEE —The state Legislature on Friday promoted spending plans for next year that threaten Gov. Rick Scott's priorities of tax cuts and a pool of money to attract jobs.
TALLAHASSEE — The centerpiece of Gov. Rick Scott's tax cut plan may have already been dealt a fatal blow as state legislators instead are considering a wider range of sales tax reductions on everything from guns to smartphones in an election year.
TALLAHASSEE — Surgeon General John Armstrong is in a precarious position as senators question cuts to county health departments, deregulation of children's heart surgery and the removal of patients from a health care plan for the state's sickest kids.
TALLAHASSEE — Florida leads the nation in new HIV infections, but it's not being treated as a crisis by Gov. Rick Scott or the state's top health officer, Dr. John Armstrong.
TALLAHASSEE — After more than an hour of gut-wrenching testimony filled with tales of beatings and death, the state is no closer to knowing what to do with a shuttered reform school in North Florida where University of South Florida researchers have recovered dozens of human remains.
TALLAHASSEE — Tumbling financial markets are further clouding Gov. Rick Scott's push for $1 billion in tax cuts as the Legislature deals with a suddenly less rosy financial outlook and less money to divvy up.
Florida legislators are going to have less money to spend in the coming year than they were planning on.