The battle lines are being drawn over the controversial Destination Resorts Act which would allow mega resort casinos at three locations in South Florida.
Lawmakers sponsoring the resort casino bill have seen a growing chorus of opposition to bill, and on Thursday they defended it to a roomful of reporters, saying it would better regulate gambling and provide jobs.
Two South Florida lawmakers are betting casino resorts are just what we need to boost the bottom line.
Could casino resorts be just what Florida needs to boost the bottom line? Miami-Dade state Rep. Erik Fresen and state Senator Ellyn Bogdanoff are betting on it.
Of Florida’s 2,280 public elementary and middle schools, only 17 scored an “F” on the FCAT. Of the state’s 270 Charter elementary and middle schools, 15 flunked.
The GOP-dominated state House committee has given approval to a rewrite of Florida’s unemployment compensation laws that will cut benefits to the jobless and make it harder to secure benefits.