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.