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Jeff Greene Opens His Wallet to Help Florida Democrats

The South Florida billionaire announced on Monday night that he was going to put $5 million into his Florida Defense Fund PAC to help Democrats flip the state Senate. 

Florida Continues to Boast a Strong Economy

On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott and the Department of Economic Opportunity released the monthly jobs report the Sunshine State as the unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in July, down .1 percent from June. 
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Rick Scott Reappoints Two Members of the PSC

The PSC regulates private utility companies--including electric, gas and water--across the Sunshine State. 

Florida Activates Loan Program for Small Businesses Hurt by Algae Blooms, Red Tide

According to Scott’s office, the “bridge loan program, managed by DEO, provides short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses experiencing physical or economic loss.”
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Florida’s Debt Cut More than $10 Billion Under Rick Scott

Currently challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate contests in the nation, on Monday, Gov. Rick Scott showcased his efforts to lower Florida’s debt. Scott announced that...
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Rick Scott Declares State of Emergency for Counties Hit by Red Tide

Scott issued an executive order on Monday afternoon. 

Florida DEP Sends Funds to Lee County to Help Fight Red Tide

This week, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will send $400,000 to Lee County to help fight red tide, raising the total funds sent there to $1.1 million.
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Rick Scott Headed to South America for Colombia President’s Inauguration

With only token opposition in the GOP primary to see who challenges U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in November, Gov. Rick Scott will be focused on South America this week. 

Florida Medical Association Backs Ron DeSantis for Governor

FMA PAC President Dr. Mike Patete announced the endorsement on Thursday. 

Spring Training Hit a Home Run for Florida’s Economy

Gov. Rick Scott announced that this year’s spring training period added more than 7,150 jobs to the state and $687.1 million to Florida’s economy.

AFP Focused on Taking Down Bill Nelson in Florida

While Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has drawn fire from President Donald Trump for not helping the GOP in North Dakota, the group’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL) intends to take down U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in November. 

Almost 90,000 Businesses Opened in Florida Under Rick Scott

During his two terms in office, Scott has presided over an increase of more than 19 percent in the number of private sector jobs across the Sunshine State.