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Florida Consumer Confidence Remains Relatively Optimistic

When it comes to the economy, Floridians remain reasonably optimistic despite possible setbacks that are on the horizon.


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Opinion: Obama’s Latest Class Warfare Speech

Obama’s latest speech on tax cuts for the middle class is just a retread of his tired class warfare rhetoric and strategy.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attends a Super Tuesday Republican primary elections evening in Boston, Massaschusetts, March 6, 2012. Republican voters made their way to the polls in the Super Tuesday primary elections in 10 states and 437 delegates at stake. (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Romney To Target HUD For Closure, Education Dept. For Consolidation

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney finally began revealing some of his plans for paying for massive tax cuts and naming which government agencies he plans to close if he wins the White House in November.


(Source: CBS4/Pool) President Obama arrives in West Palm Beach Tuesday, April 10th

President Obama Attends Hollywood Fundraiser

President Barack Obama paid his second visit to South Florida in the last month Tuesday for a pair of fundraisers and a speech to students at Florida Atlantic University.



Debate Could Be Key Moment In Fla. Primary

With poll results showing each of them surging at different points of the week and with the enormous stakes of Tuesday’s Florida presidential primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney face different challenges as each takes the stage for Thursday night’s debate in Jacksonville.


Rick Scott

Fla. Gov. Scott Has Same Goals, New Realistic Approach

Gov. Rick Scott is going into his second legislative session with the same priorities — creating jobs and making the state more business friendly — but this time around his goals are more realistic.


Governor Rick Scott

Scott Lays Out 2012 Jobs Agenda

Florida Governor Rick Scott outlined his 2012 job creation agenda Wednesday morning and it includes several of the hot button conservative issues being pushed in both Washington and Tallahassee.


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2012 Budget Gap To Be Upwards Of $1.7 Billion

The state government is expected to face another shortfall over the next two years ranging from $1.3 to $1.7 billion according to state economists.


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Extended Unemployment Benefits Ending

Florida workers laid off after this week will be out of luck if they were hoping for long-term unemployment benefits from the federal government. Instead, after 23 weeks, workers will receive no aid and all long-term aid ends on January 1, 2012.


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Bureaucrat’s Dream: 160 New Laws Effective Today

It’s a new month, and the start of a new fiscal year for the stare of Florida, and that means changes in the lawbooks. 160 new laws took effect Friday at Midnight, with something for everyone in the state.