Working & The Economy

Florida’s top financial regulator warns about “duffle bags of cash”

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis wants Donald Trump to do something about duffle bags stuffed with millions in cash. The bags, he says,...

Maybe this year the Legislature will stop swiping the money earmarked for Florida’s affordable...

Scrambling to pay rent or find affordable housing is a daily reality for many of Florida’s poorest residents.According to 2017 data from the University...

Really, Matt Gaetz? Congressman gets aggressive with dad who lost son to Fla. mass...

Pro-gun Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Northwest Florida created an uproar this week in a Washington hearing about gun control, pointing his finger aggressively...

Nobody likes going to the dentist. But imagine you couldn’t find one at all

Millions of Floridians live in places where it’s hard to find a dentist, and the problem is even worse if you are poor.Everyone knows...

Meet Florida’s first Director of Cannabis

Florida has its first cannabis director. And her marching orders are to give more patients access to legal marijuana.State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried on...

Florida should tackle gun violence in minority communities, lawmaker says

As hundreds of gun-control advocates swarmed the state Capitol in Tallahassee to lobby lawmakers Wednesday, a South Florida Democratic House member called on Governor...

Female lawmakers push for family-friendly policies and a non-discriminatory workplace

Six months of paid family leave.Fair pay and employment opportunities for women in the workplace.Equal pay for equal work without regard to gender when...
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FL state pension fund will need more cash to stay healthy

What public employees and retirees may want to know: It will cost counties, school boards and state agencies an additional $123 million in the...

It’s time to revive Florida’s African American History Task Force

Dear Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran:First, congrats on the gig. As you are by now aware, the job of education commissioner is far more...

The Legislature just tried to make it harder for Florida patients to smoke medical...

A Florida Senate committee on Monday reluctantly advanced a bill that would let Floridians smoke medical marijuana but added a series of barriers that...

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