Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida’s education budget by the numbers
After massive education cuts two years ago, Gov. Scott was able to get close to a billion dollars put back into education last year and a little more than a billion was added to the budget he signed yesterday. See a breakdown of Florida's education budget at StateImpact Florida.
Florida Horse Park gets $2 million in state budget
The Florida Horse Park cleared a major obstacle this week on its way to becoming a player in the world of equine sporting events when Governor Rick Scott approved a state budget that includes $2 million to help the facility grow. More at the Ocala Star-Banner.
Diverse retailers compete for food dollars
As millennials come of age and baby boomers ease into retirement, there's a shift in how America shops for food. The results are helping shoppers save money on their groceries and changing the retail-food landscape. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Column: What's on your mind, small-biz leaders?
In my work with small-business owners, certain issues consistently come up. Small-business owners predominantly are occupied with: making enough money; keeping costs down; and being profitable. But the smartest entrepreneurs also know they have to pay attention to new technology and services. A few key issues are emerging. Read the full column at Florida Today.
Super Bowl saga comes down to a vote
A Super Bowl bid that helped roil politics from Miami to Tallahassee comes to an end Tuesday. As they pick a location for the 50th Super Bowl, NFL owners will chose between a $1.2 billion stadium under construction near San Francisco and the 26-year-old home of the Miami Dolphins. More at the Miami Herald and NBC Sports.