Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida has $11.5 billion in off-the-books debt
Balanced budgets aside, Florida’s finances aren’t on solid ground, a fiscal watchdog group says. Not if you include $11.5 billion in missing debt. The unreported debt stems from compensation and other costs that are pushed into the future. More at Florida Watchdog.
You can get help with your own business preparedness planning through a series of free webinars in September hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery.
Small businesses prime for expansion, survey finds
More than 80 percent of small businesses in South and Central Florida expect to meet or exceed their revenue goals in 2014, according to a survey by TD Bank released Tuesday. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Governor's race could turn on Medicaid expansion
The race will feature a Republican turned Democrat against a one-time supporter of Medicaid expansion who now isn’t so sure. But this much is certain: in Florida’s race for governor, health care will take center stage, as former Gov. Charlie Crist tries to unseat incumbent Gov. Rick Scott. More at AJMC.
10 Florida firms among top employers you should know
Ten Florida companies are among 284 businesses nationwide named as 2014 winners of the When Work Works Awards by the Families & Work Institute and the Society of Human Resource Management. More at the Orlando Business Journal.
Florida police officers say they were forced to fill illegal ticket quotas
Five Florida police officers went before the Waldo City Council Tuesday night to present evidence that they were being forced to fill traffic ticket quotas, a practice that's against state law. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Gainesville Sun.
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