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U.S. Senate imposes limits on aid for state, local governments in...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to begin debate on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, after drafting a number of...

FL’s economic recovery: Mixed bag, challenges and uncertainty

As the 2021 legislative session looms and the COVID pandemic continues, Florida's recovery appears to be a mixed bag and far from full strength,...

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott votes against COVID relief package

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott of Florida was one of a handful of senators who didn't vote for the $900-billion COVID-19 relief package. The Senate had...

New pandemic relief proposal rolled out by bipartisan group in Congress

WASHINGTON—More than a dozen U.S. House and Senate members are pushing for a bipartisan coronavirus relief package to aid struggling states and local governments...

First-time jobless claims in FL rise for second week; many claims...

First-time unemployment this month increased in Florida for the second week in a row, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Thursday. The Labor Department reported...

FL jobless rate dives in August, amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Unemployment in Florida fell dramatically between July and August, declining to 7.4 percent in August compared with 11.4 percent in July, according to a...

Nearly 30 million still jobless nationwide; $300 federal payments run out...

Nearly 30 million people are still unemployed and getting benefits as of August 29 -- the latest figure available -- a new U.S. Labor...

Finally, Gov. DeSantis decides to apply for $300 federal supplement for...

After 32 states enrolled to provide a $300 federal weekly supplement for the jobless, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday decided to participate in the...

Dems demand special legislative session as FL jobless rate rises and...

As a dire portrait of joblessness emerges in the state, Florida Democrats in the Senate are demanding, again, that Gov. Ron DeSantis and Republican...

Eleven states approved for $300 federal unemployment supplements; FL still evaluating

A federal unemployment supplement of $300 weekly has been granted for jobless people in 11 states so far, but Florida is not among them,...

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