September 30, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/19/2014

› Moms who 'have it all' work for balance
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, 70.9 percent of all mothers of children younger than 18 are in the workforce, as compared to 48.8 percent in 1976. This change in the workforce has led to the ongoing debate of whether a working mother is able to achieve a “work-life” balance and “have it all.”

› Activist group against casinos in Florida to release documentary
An activist group's new documentary against casinos that's expected to heat up the debate over gambling policies in Florida will debut next week. The documentary is scheduled to premiere at theaters across Florida during the last week in February, ahead of the legislative session.

› Lawmakers Could Lower Costs In Florida’s Prepaid College Program
Looking to make higher education more affordable, state lawmakers Tuesday moved forward with a plan that would lower costs in the Florida Prepaid College Program and lead to about $50 million in refunds for some already-enrolled families.

› South Florida home prices show big gains
The median home value in South Florida continued to climb in the last quarter of 2013 while mortgage rates crept downward. In other words: You have to earn about $44,000 a year to afford the average home in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

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