Working & The Economy

Inequities in the Latinx community: Workers face high poverty, low wages and lack of...

Latinx communities around the nation are vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic because of a lack of health care access, higher poverty levels and working...

Divisive debate heats up as GOP pushes to cut $600 federal unemployment benefit to...

The Century Foundation, a progressive research organization, says in an analysis that small businesses and employees would incur “devastating” losses under the proposed HEALS Act...
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Senate Republicans pursue benefits pay cut for jobless; adjourn without action

WASHINGTON — Democratic leaders slammed Republicans Friday for leaving in the lurch millions of jobless Americans who are relying on enhanced unemployment benefits to...

Brewers Guild asks state for help, saying the industry is in jeopardy

Florida's breweries are bearing the brunt of an executive order that prohibits on-site consumption of alcohol, and they're urging the state to do something...

GOP unemployment proposal: Cut the $600 supplement and set new formula — for better...

With a $600-a-week federal unemployment supplement for the jobless ending in days, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a televised interview Thursday that...

As a $600 lifeline wanes, FL’s jobless look to Congress: ‘Are they going to...

Behind the elaborate stage costumes that helped make The Lion King and Aladdin famous is Victoria Olson, a costume maker for theatrical productions for...

Gov holds the line on closed bars and open gyms

Gov. Ron DeSantis said during a press conference Friday that he does not plan to reopen bars or close gyms as coronavirus infections rise...

Electric vehicles: FL using VW settlement dollars for more charging stations statewide

Interstate highways in Florida will see installation of additional electric-vehicle (EV) charging stations this summer, thanks to $8.6 million from $166 million of settlement...

FL hits the 300,000 mark for COVID-19 infections; Dems want DeSantis to cut capacity...

As Florida passed the 300,000 mark for COVID-19 infections, members of the Florida Senate's Democratic Caucus demanded Wednesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis immediately restrict...

State funding for FL citrus intact as orange growers hang on in roller-coaster market

Florida’s beleaguered citrus industry, bolstered by renewed consumer interest in orange juice, had more good news this summer, when Gov. Ron DeSantis’ coronavirus-driven budget...

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