Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving the resources they need. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response
The LeRoy Collins Institute today announced eight board members have agreed to serve another three-year term with the nonpartisan statewide organization, signaling a continued commitment to researching, developing and promoting forward-thinking public policies to solve key issues facing Floridians. [Read more…] about LeRoy Collins Institute Renews Eight Board Members
Governor Rick Scott today announced, in partnership with FEMA and the US Army Corps of Engineers, the launch of Operation Blue Roof, which temporarily repairs roofs at no cost to families. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: Operation Blue Roof to Help Families Temporarily Repair Homes at No Cost
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis released the following statement on recommended measures for Hurricane Michael healthcare assistance from the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation.
“It has been one week since Hurricane Michael devastated the Panhandle and I have been on the ground hearing heartbreaking stories of families in need of help. As Chair of the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation, the board must waive premiums for the over 5,600 children in the Children’s’ Health Insurance Program and full pay enrollees in the storm affected areas. This could save lives and help these families rebuild after this catastrophic storm.
“Governor Scott fully supports this recommendation and I applaud his leadership in this effort. We must do everything we can to ensure that children impacted by Hurricane Michael have access to healthcare without more financial burden on their families.”
The majority of the 12 counties in the Second- and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits were heavily impacted by Hurricane Michael last week. These counties continue to deal with many issues, including efforts to restore power. As a result, many of the clerks’ offices in these counties are currently in recovery mode and are not open; however, plans are underway for all offices to open by next week. [Read more…] about Clerks’ and Comptrollers’ Offices Impacted by Hurricane Michael
Governor Rick Scott has been in constant communication with local officials and emergency management in Calhoun County. The following information has been reported to the State Emergency Response Team and includes specific actions the state has taken to aid the residents of Calhoun County impacted by Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Releases Updates on Hurricane Michael Response in Calhoun County
The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) will begin a hearing on Thursday, October 18, 2018 on Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) request to charge FPL rates to former City of Vero Beach customers and for approval of its proposed accounting treatment for the purchase of the Vero Beach electric utility. [Read more…] about PSC Hearing on FPL/Vero Beach Accounting Issues begins Thursday
Leon County approved for FEMA Individual Assistance
Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving everything they need. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael in Bay, Gadsden, Washington, Liberty, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Wakulla, Franklin and Jackson counties. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response
Requests Activation of Federal Emergency Prescription Assistance Program
Governor Scott thanked Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal for their action to authorize pharmacies in their states to offer prescription refills to those that have been impacted and displaced by Hurricane Michael. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: Alabama, Georgia Offer Prescription Medication Refills for Families Impacted by Hurricane Michael
Governor Rick Scott announced that Florida has been awarded federal National Dislocated Worker Grants to provide temporary employment to Floridians affected by Hurricane Michael. The federal National Dislocated Worker Grant, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), provides disaster relief employment in the form of temporary jobs that support storm response and recovery efforts. [Read more…] about Gov. Scott: Disaster Relief Employment Available to Floridians Impacted by Hurricane Michael