Florida Cabinet meeting in Orlando

Attorney General Pam Bondi hugs Goku, a 6-year old shepherd mix, as Governor Rick Scott looks on, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet at the Nemours Children's Hospital, at Lake Nona, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. It has become a tradition for Bondi to introduce a shelter dog during cabinet meetings to promote adoption of animals in need. Those interested in adopting Goku can contact the SPCA of Central Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel) newsgate CCI B582909168Z.1 (Joe Burbank / May 8, 2013)

Florida Gov. Rick Scott, in Orlando for a Florida Cabinet meeting, talks about the $480 million earmarked for teacher pay raises, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet made one of their semi-regular road trips out of Tallahassee for a cabinet meeting, this time to Orlando's Lake Nona, at the Nemours Children's Hospital, Wednesday. Scott was joined by Attorney General Pam Bondi, CFO Jeff Atwater,  and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam. University of Florida and UCF presidents, Bernie Machen and John Hitt, also attended for briefings on the progress of Orlando's Medical City. Among the highlights: Pam Bondi continuing her new tradition of opening Florida cabinet meetings by presenting a shelter animal onstage -- to encourage Floridians to adopt shelter dogs. Wednesday's cute dog moment was from a 6-year-old shepherd mix named Goku, who drew plenty of "awwww"s from the audience. 

• Click here for the photo gallery of the governor, cabinet at Lake Nona, Wednesday.

• Click here for video of Gov. Rick Scott at Lake Nona, Wednesday.

(Photos and Video by Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)