Gov. Rick Scott

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Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Mike Binder, the head of the University of North Florida’s Public Opinion Research Lab, about the university’ latest polling numbers regarding a potential race between Sen. Bill Nelson and Gov. Rick Scott and other issues (01:14).  

We heard about the upcoming production of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession at Jacksonville University with actresses Deborah Jordan, who also heads the acting department, and sophomore Sarah Stepp (32:37).     

We learned about the upcoming fundraiser for Friday Musicale with Executive Director Naomi Sheridan and venue director Jeff Tawny (46:00). 


Gov. Scott, Cabinet To Consider Conservation Deal

Feb 5, 2018
Brittany Clark / Flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet this week will consider a proposed deal that would help preserve more than 400 acres of rural land in Marion County and fill a gap in a greenway across part of the state.

Friday on First Coast Connect  our weekly Media Roundtable featured Folio Weekly Editor Claire Goforth and Florida Politics Reporter A.G. Gancarski (01:01).

Janell Goodwin with the U.S Department of Agriculture gave some food safety tips if you plan on throwing a Jaguars playoff game party (46:00).  


Jesse Romimora / flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott will embark this weekend on a trade mission to Israel that he instantly made political on Wednesday by calling for the U.S. Embassy to be relocated to Jerusalem.

Jesse Romimora / flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott is asking that a Florida Supreme Court justice be disqualified from ruling on a case focused on whether Scott has the authority to appoint three new justices before leaving office in early 2019.

Scott Committee Spends More than $1.2 Million On Ads

Nov 13, 2017
Rick Scott
The Office of Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott's “Let's Get to Work” political committee spent more than $1.2 million in October on advertising, amid widespread speculation that Scott will run for U.S. Senate next year.

Friday on First Coast Connect, our weekly Media Roundtable featured WJCT contributor Charles Griggs, Florida Politics reporter A.G. Gancarski and WJCT business analyst John Burr (01:14).

Author Zack Clark joined the show to talk about the new book he co-authored, “The Adventurers Guild” (31:05).  

We were told about a Saturday screening of ”The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Florida Theater with emcee Karissa Wade (46:00).    

flgov.com and WJCT News

As political insiders look to whether term-limited Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) will run for the U.S. Senate, a new UNF poll out this morning shows that if he does, incumbent Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) will have a tough battle ahead.


Brittany Clark / flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott is expanding the state's new “no bonuses” mantra.

Jesse Romimora / flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Florida in anticipation of ripples from the growing humanitarian crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Gov. Scott Going To Hurricane-Ravaged Puerto Rico

Sep 28, 2017
The Office of Governor Rick Scott

Gov. Rick Scott will travel Thursday to San Juan, Puerto Rico to help coordinate relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, according to his office. 

Jesse Romimora / flgov.com

Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders signaled Tuesday that addressing Florida's deadly opioid epidemic will be a high-profile issue during the 2018 session, with Scott saying he will propose spending $50 million on programs such as drug treatment.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Florida Governor Rick Scott said in Middleburg Wednesday that there is a chance Interstate-75 could be shut down in Alachua County if the Santa Fe River keeps rapidly rising.