Working & The Economy

Gender equality and taxation: The situation becomes even more dire for Florida’s women

In Florida we often brag about being a low-tax state. This is grounded in the fact that Floridians do not pay a state income...

Gov. DeSantis hits New York for meetings with bankers, airline

Gov. Ron DeSantis was headed back to New York City Thursday for meetings with bankers and airline executives.The governor had a meeting scheduled with...
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Hemp hype? Some observers fear the state is setting up small farmers for failure

Hemp — the hip, new superstar of the agriculture world — is getting a lot of buzz within farming and political circles in Florida...
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Pay attention retirees: Unrealistic decisions by the state could hurt Florida pensioners

The Florida Retirement System Actuarial Assumption Conference will meet this month. The room will not be crowded.But the decisions the financial analysts on the...

The word from the Panhandle: ‘We don’t have time’ for delay with hurricane recovery

Time is running out for hurricane victims in Northwest Florida, a group of state and local leaders warned Thursday, citing continuing suffering since Category...

First Lady attacks opioid addiction; focuses on babies born with addictions

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced new initiatives Wednesday targeting opioid addiction, including plans to hire a statewide coordinator of services for pregnant women and...

U.S. Census: FL makes gains in income and lowers poverty rate but still lags...

Household income is trending up and the percent of Floridians living in poverty is trending down in a new report from the U.S. Census...

Raiding state housing funds hurts disabled Floridians who need homes

A modest brick house with a metal roof and white shutters in Bradford County is one way to look at the Florida Legislature’s annual...
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Minimum-wage ballot measure nears key milestone

An effort to let Florida voters decide whether to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour is close to reaching a key...

Campaign to pay college athletes may come to Florida

The Florida House’s Democratic leader plans to file legislation allowing college athletes to earn money through endorsement deals.Rep. Kionne McGhee of Cutler Bay said...

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