With the Legislature getting ready to kick off the new year with its regular session, this week, Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed a five-month gas tax holiday. The governor insisted his proposal would lead to “more than $1 billion in gas...
At the end of last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that the unemployment rate in Florida stood at 4.6 percent in October. The new statistic is down from 4.8 percent in September, a revised number. Originally, the Department of Economic...
The Florida delegation in the U.S. House split on party lines as the chamber passed President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion “Build Back Better Act” last week. The wide-ranging bill passed the House on a 220-213 vote with U.S. Rep. Jared...
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Sec. Tom Vilsack announced at the end of last week that the Department is investing $86 million to improve equitable access to jobs, business opportunities, education, housing and health care for people who live...
Last week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Beyond the Pandemic: Long-Term Changes and Challenges for Supply Chains and the Customer Experience in Florida,” the seventh installment in the taxpayer research institute’s COVID-19 Legacy Series. The report outlines ongoing constraints on international...
County governments play an instrumental role in building economic resilience and supporting the economic well-being of residents. That’s according to a new report, County Levers to Drive Economic Mobility, released on Thursday by the National Association of Counties (NACo). The...
This week, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., scored some wins as he managed to give five bills through the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and to the House floor. “With so much dysfunction taking place in Washington lately, it...