Working & The Economy

Congress seals the deal on emergency relief after dispute over Fed lending settled

WASHINGTON — A deal on a coronavirus relief package finally emerged on Sunday night, after members of Congress resolved a days-long impasse over a...

Sale of newspaper building in capital city is fresh evidence of sad times for...

In a world where the spread of COVID-19 controls much of what we do, it also seems to be adding to the problems facing...

The Florida Democratic Party is now a union shop

The Florida Democratic Party has gone union. Henceforth, rank-and-file employees will be represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, or IBEW, Local 824...

Christmas comes early for state employees — they’re getting more time off

State workers have scored two extra days off this holiday season. Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced closure of state offices on Dec. 24 and...

Lights out: 110,000 customers in FL disconnected from power through Oct. 31

Investor-owned power companies in Florida have issued more than 700,000 disconnect notices to their residential and commercial customers for non-payment during the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Critics aim to reshape utilities rule they say negates energy-saving goals, keeps bills high

A draft rule on how Florida power companies set their energy-savings goals is “stunningly short-sighted” and “ridiculous” because it does not promote energy efficiency...

Major boondoggle? National public-interest group rips FL’s toll-road plans; state says, too soon to...

The Florida Legislature’s controversial plan to build three major toll highways through rural landscapes is a “boondoggle” of the first order, says the U.S....

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown while relief talks drag on

WASHINGTON—The House on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group of bipartisan lawmakers another week...

Think tank summit with FL ties convenes to pitch law blocking more justices for...

A conservative think tank holding a virtual summit this week is pitching draft state legislation to prevent expansion of the size of the U.S....
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Deadline extended for NW Florida to transition to new 448 area code

Plans to add 448 as a new area code for phone dialing in northwest Florida got a tweak at Monday’s meeting of the Florida...

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