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Governor Rick Scott's Office

Florida Governor Rick Scott got a look at some of Clay County’s flooding due to Hurricane Irma Wednesday morning. He toured the overflowing Black Creek in Middleburg by boat.


FSCJ President: Governor's Veto A ‘Major Win’

Jun 16, 2017
FSCJ's Kent Campus
Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Florida State College at Jacksonville President Cynthia Bioteau said a veto this week by Governor Rick Scott is a win for the college, though the Legislature had intended the bill to also permanently expand university scholarships, including Florida’s popular Bright Futures program.

The bill would have capped the percentage of students allowed to pursue four-year degrees at FSCJ.


The Florida Channel

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a controversial education bill Thursday at an Orlando private school.

School boards and teachers' unions across the state, including Duval’s, say the new law House Bill 7069 favors charters schools and could cause many public schools to close.


Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

The Duval County School Board will continue budgeting for the upcoming school year without knowing how much money it’s working with.

Florida Governor Rick Scott hasn’t said whether he’ll sign a massive education bill, HB7069, that would increase teacher bonuses but significantly cut capital dollars for traditional public schools and encourage charters to replace failing schools. Duval board members are calling for Scott to veto it.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

Florida Governor Rick Scott was in Jacksonville Tuesday thanking first-responders for being prepared for Tropical Storm Colin, which passed through the First Coast Monday evening.

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