Saturday, October 20, 2018
When Scott took over in January 2011, the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 10.8 percent. 
Those funds have included more than $11.6 billion for public schools across the Sunshine State. Florida’s colleges and universities have received more than $8.4 billion.
While the Sunshine State scored lower, Mercatus notes that Florida does very well compared to most other states and when compared to the national average.
On Tuesday, Rubio wrote to U.S. Housing and Urban Development Sec. Ben Carson, urging him “to provide applicable statutory and regulatory relief for Floridians to use HUD programs
JMI paired up with the Washington Economics Group and Arduin, Laffer and Moore to craft “Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections” which “dives into the central elements of each candidate’s economic agenda, analyzes the fiscal implications of major proposals, and projects the overall impacts from each on the economic climate of Florida.”
If regulators approve the price increases, they would go into effect on Jan. 27, 2019.
Scott and state CFO Jimmy Patronis called on Florida’s insurance companies “to expeditiously respond to policyholders’ needs and to treat families fairly” and insisted the “quick response of insurance companies is critical to the recovery of Florida families following Hurricane Michael.” 
Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for AAA and the Auto Club Group, said on Monday that he expected prices at the pump to continue to drop. 
Thanks in large part to Hurricane Irma but with citrus greening continuing to plague the Sunshine State, last year Florida produced 49.58 million boxes, a far cry from the record high 244 million boxes back in the 1997-1998 season.
Run by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), these loans “will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during Hurricane Michael."