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Florida's Jobless Mark Down To 5.5 PercentFlorida's jobless rate dipped two percentage points, following the national trend.
Florida Jobless Rate Drops Slightly In AprilThe Sunshine State's jobless rate is dipping slightly.
DEP Leader Says It: 'Climate Change'Disputing reports that state agencies are prohibited from using the words "climate change," top environmental official Jonathan Steverson repeatedly uttered the phrase during a confirmation hearing Wednesday.
Scott's Job Chief Lands Senate BackingFlorida Goveror Rick Scott's new jobs chief was confirmed in the Senate Wednesday, just a day after a committee tabled the confirmation of a top state health official.
State Workforce Chief Disputes Audit's Findings An official from the agency that oversees the state's unemployment-claims website disputed aspects of a highly critical audit that outlined lax oversight of the site and potential security risks for users.
Senators Back Jobs Bill For Disabled Floridians
State Under The Hood Of Daytona Funding RequestThe state is now in the driver's seat to review Daytona International Speedway’s application for a $90 million boost to renovate their racetrack.
Dolphins, Daytona Speedway Seek State Stadium MoneyDaytona International Speedway and the Miami Dolphins, both unsuccessful in getting money out of Florida lawmakers in recent years, were the first to sign up for the state's new stadium-funding process.
Scott, Crist Duel Over Past And Future Of EconomyLong before the flare-up over Charlie Crist's fan earlier this month, Republican Gov. Rick Scott's campaign had been dogged by an earlier debate moment --- one from four years ago, when he was asked to elaborate on his promise to create 700,000 jobs in seven years.
Senate Adds Cuban Player Rules To Stadium Funding Plan The Senate accepted a House proposal Thursday that would require Major League Baseball to change how Cuban players are treated if baseball wants to share in state money for stadium work.
FL House Backs Stadium Process, Seeks Help For Cuban Baseball PlayersThe House on Friday approved a process to help determine whether to use tax dollars for professional sports stadium projects but would exclude Major League Baseball from potential funding unless changes are made in how Cuban players are treated.
House Backs Senate's Coast-To-Coast Bike Trail Plan A 250-mile bicycle trail across Central Florida, a pet project of the next Senate president, is on the verge of getting $15.5 million in next year's state budget.