While Florida’s first place ranking is to be lauded, it should be noted that the grade is on a curve, otherwise, all states would fail. There’s plenty of room for improvement even in Florida. The minimum wage, the sales tax and property taxes are three particular areas where the state needs to improve. Furthermore, recent proposals to increase the corporate income tax would pull Florida down in the rankings.
With his home base on the Panhandle devastated by Hurricane Michael earlier this month, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis continues to focus on that region’s recovery.
While next week’s general elections continue to dominate Florida’s attention, members of the state’s congressional delegation continue to fight to help residents of the Panhandle impacted by Hurricane Michael.
Scott, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., in next week’s general election weighed in on the funds on Monday afternoon and showcased the economic progress Florida has made during his eight years in Tallahassee.
Unfortunately, the ways in which repairs are carried out are proving to be one of the leading causes of rising insurance costs in the state.
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, pointed to lower oil prices as to why prices at the pump are dropping across Florida.
The Perryman Group, an economic forecasting firm, produced the study for Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse “by using a variety of data from surveys, industry information, and other source material" and using “Florida’s excess litigation costs using Ohio as a benchmark, since Ohio ranked near the middle in a recent 50-state lawsuit climate survey, while Florida ranked 46th.”
Rubio paired up with South Florida Republican U.S. Reps. Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to write U.S. Commerce Sec. Wilbur Ross and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on the matter on Thursday.
When Scott took over in January 2011, the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 10.8 percent.
Scott laid out his “Expectations for Telecommunications Providers” on Tuesday.