Sunshine State

Florida Economists Project Continued Growth In State MoneyFlorida's economy is continuing to grow, according to preliminary forecasts.
Florida Voters May Have To Decide Between 2 Solar Energy AmendmentsVoters in the Sunshine State may have to choose between two rival proposals dealing with solar energy.
Scott To Touch Down In Paris To Tout FloridaDonning his Sunshine State salesman hat, Gov. Rick Scott left Friday for the Paris Air Show for what is likely to be an abbreviated weekend promo.
Florida Leads Nation In Number Of New Self-Employed JobsThe Sunshine State, new numbers shows, has created the most jobs with people working for themselves of any state in the nation, and positions in real estate and rentals led the way.
Florida's Bee Colonies On The Rise Thanks To New ProgramFlorida's managed bee colonies have increased by more than 145 percent in the last eight years, thanks to a successful partnership between beekeepers and growers.
Florida Jobless Rate Drops Slightly In AprilThe Sunshine State's jobless rate is dipping slightly.
Florida Health Centers Get $5M From Federal GovernmentThe Obama administration is spending $5 million to fund 10 new community health centers in the Sunshine State.
Florida Could Soon Place Limits On Drone UseThe use of drones to photograph people on their own property could soon be illegal in the Sunshine State.
Florida House Wants School Districts To Require UniformsThe Florida House wants school districts to require students to wear uniforms—a move they say could help improve school safety.
Florida Has 6 Of The Nation's Fastest-Growing Metro Areas Florida is climbing the ranks of the most populous states and fast-growing cities, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
State Seeks To Offset Cattle Lost To PanthersRanchers could be key to restoring Florida's growing panther population.
Florida Ports Want Help In Luring Shipping FirmsThe top lobbying group for Florida's seaports wants the state to establish a marketing campaign to help lure cargo-shipping companies from major ports in other areas of the country.