Wednesday's Daily Pulse
What you need to know about Florida today
When lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott the largest state budget in Florida history on Tuesday, they also presented the governor with a political dilemma. Scott can take an aggressive course with his veto pen or he can be more lenient. There could be political consequences either way. [Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune]
America’s jobs machine finally may be churning out jobs for new college grads. That is particularly true for students who majored in math or science, though the number of jobs available in those fields varies greatly from state to state. [Source: Stateline]
Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates. But that support fades fast when asked whether those students should be eligible for federal education grants. [Source: UF News]
The national debate over whether to raise minimum wages has stirred interest in where American companies stand on the issue. That curiosity perhaps is most intensely targeted at feel-good companies, which pride themselves on progressive practices. Do those companies match their upbeat branding with living wages? [Source: CNBC]
The national holiday travel forecast from AAA calls for the upcoming long weekend to be the busiest Memorial Day period for travel since the recession, with 36.1 million Americans expected to travel 50 or more miles away from home. That’s a 1.5 percent increase over last year. [Source: Miami Herald]
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