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Florida Avoids Shutdown With Agreement On Budget

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics

(Adds close of special session, passage of budget) By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., June 19 (Reuters) - Florida legi...

LOOK: How The Shutdown Really Sucks For Florida

Posted 10.08.2013 | Miami

As the federal government shutdown enters Day Eight, the grim reality hits hard in and near Everglades National Park. Not only may the gridlock je...

Scott's Latest Claim: 'Poppycock' And 'Utter Nonsense'

The Tampa Tribune | William March | Posted 11.22.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is broadening the central message of his re-election campaign: Beyond claiming responsibility for Florida's recovery ...

Really Bad News For Florida's Economy

Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Miami

MIAMI -- Florida's economy has been losing ground since about 2000 on almost every measurement, including income, unemployment and inflation, a report...

The Dark, Sad Side Of Florida's New Job Numbers

The Tampa Tribune | KEVIN WIATROWSKI | Posted 05.24.2013 | Miami

TAMPA -- The number of Floridians using food stamps reached a historic peak in January, when nearly one-fifth of the state's 19 million people relied ...

The Whole Record: Rick Scott's Successful Pro-Growth Policies in Florida

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The state that was exhibit A for economic disaster two years ago is now experiencing a tremendous rebound thanks to Gov. Rick Scott's pro-growth policies. Washington should take a page -- no, several pages -- out of Scott's book.

New Blow To Rick Scott

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2012 | Miami

* Stagnant number a setback for Republican leader * Florida continues to lag other states in recovery * Recent report sa...

Not The Right Kind Of Jobs!

Miami Herald | Posted 11.04.2012 | Miami

Florida's employment recovery hasn't brought back many well-paying jobs. That's the conclusion of a new study timed for Labor Day showing the gaps ...

Florida's Struggling Construction Industry Bouncing Back With 'Hot Jobs' | Posted 10.10.2012 | Miami

Construction jobs were hammered during the housing crisis and recession, but now supervisors and carpenters are among the state's "hot jobs" -- occupa...

Ben Hallman

Twilight in the Sunshine State: Florida's Vision of Boomer-Land | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.08.2012 | Business

Retired submarine captain Don Hahnfeldt wouldn't put it this way, but eight years ago he came to Florida to die. "We moved 30 times over my career...

What Nevada, Florida and South Carolina Have in Common & What Republican Candidates Ignored: A Credible Economic Cure

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

As the Republican candidates leave Nevada, one topic seems to have escaped their attention entirely: a credible economic cure for what ails the states where they're waging their campaigns for president.

Joe Biden: 'We're In Charge, So They're Angry'

Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden told a Florida radio station Thursday that the Obama administration, not the Bush administration, is responsible for the stat...