One year after Florida closed several prisons to save money, the state insists it must re-open some of them because of a growing inmate population.
The days of people fleeing the high unemployment, high taxes, and real estate meltdown of the Sunshine State may be at an end. Where US Census figures once showed people leaving Florida in large numbers, between 2010 and 2011, they started to return, with South Florida leading the state.
The next stop for the Legislature’s once-a-decade redistricting plans will be a Tallahassee courtroom after Governor Rick Scott signed the plans Thursday afternoon.
A diverse group of Hispanics now account for about a quarter of Florida’s nearly 19 million year round residents.
The melting pot that is Miami got burned by the 2010 Census and it could cost the town billions of dollars in federal funding, according to city officials.
As the political unrest in Egypt continues to send shock waves throughout the Middle East, the heavy Jewish population here in South Florida is paying very close attention.
In 2000, the late Tim Russert said the presidential election was all about Florida. Tuesday, the U.S. Census released new data that showed Florida’s presidential influence will only increase.
Numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau show a change in the make up of Broward County’s population over the last decade.