Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida leads the nation in foreign residential purchases
Despite Latin American buyers cutting back on home purchases in Florida, the state remains the top destination for foreign buyers purchasing U.S. residential real estate this year, according to a newly released report from Florida Realtors. More from the Real Deal and Builder Magazine.
Gov. Scott releases his 'Securing Florida's Future' budget
Florida Gof. Rick Scott on Tuesday released a recommended $87 billion budget that he wants legislators to approve during the annual session that starts in January. The budget proposes $180 million in tax cuts and also puts record funding towards Florida’s education system, transportation, and environmental protection. The budget continues to support law enforcement and keep Florida’s economy growing. See the announcement, with details on the budget, from Gov. Scott. Also read more from the AP.
Column: Bridging talent gap, growing opportunities in Florida through apprenticeships
The talent gap we face in Florida is not a new problem nor is it unique to our state. Florida’s employers and workforce development, economic development and education entities are collaborating to bridge that gap with a new focus on apprenticeships. More from the Bradenton Herald.
Major developers on opposite sides of Manatee tax referendum
Manatee County’s two largest home developers could end up battling each other for influence in the upcoming special election for a special school property tax. Manatee County voters will decide whether to raise their property taxes to provide an estimated additional $33 million to the Manatee County School District. More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Central Florida women raising their profile in legal profession
Local lawyers are taking steps to raise the profile of women in the courtroom and the boardroom. Women have taken the helm at four of Orange County’s top legal organizations, a sign of growing influence even as challenges remain for women in the legal profession. More from the Orlando Sentinel.
Interior designer and “master colorist” Gil Walsh, author of “Gil Walsh Interiors: A Case for Color,” has homes—and Gil Walsh Interiors locations—in West Palm Beach, New York City and Martha’s Vineyard.
» More from Mansion Global.
Out of the Box
U.S. Cryotherapy in Tampa feels like a boutique gym. There are treadmills and workout balls strewn across the lobby. A cooler is stacked full with organic juices. Dressing rooms flank one wall and in the back, behind a couple of large windows, is the cyrotherapy chamber.
» Read more from the Tampa Bay Times.
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