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May 30, 2016

Government/Politics & Law

Can Puerto Rico escape its $72 billion debt trap and avoid Greece's fate?

Brian Gendreau, director of UF's Latin American Business Environment program, explains the consequences of Puerto Rico's failure to pay bondholders and discusses options it could consider to resolve its financial situation. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Is an older economy a weaker economy?

Since the Great Recession, many people have asked Federal Reserve officials if they are penalizing senior citizens by keeping interest rates low. Questioners are concerned about retirees living mainly off savings and earning low rates on those savings. But Fed policymakers are not unconcerned about seniors. In fact, the notion of monetary policy penalizing or rewarding one group or another highlights a misconception about policy's objectives and reach. Monetary policy does not seek to pick economic winners and losers. It is, rather, a "blunt tool" designed to create an environment conducive to broad economic prosperity. Read more »
Published on 5/24/2016

Gov. Rick Scott makes Zika request to HHS

This week, Governor Rick Scott has been meeting with federal leaders on the importance of putting partisanship aside and treating the Zika Virus threat like a hurricane. Read more »
Published on 5/12/2016

Clinton-Trump close in Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll finds

In a race marked by wide gender, age and racial gaps, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are running neck and neck in the key presidential Swing States of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, but Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont runs stronger against the likely Republican nominee, according to a Quinnipiac University Swing State Poll released today. Read more »
Published on 5/10/2016

Gov. Rick Scott: Washington must handle Zika like a hurricane

Governor will meet with Congressional leaders on Zika next week Read more »
Published on 5/5/2016

U.S. international trade in goods and services - March 2016

Economic analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Read more »
Published on 5/4/2016

Trump, the outrageous outsider, now presumptive Republican nominee

Billionaire reality TV star Donald Trump completed his transformation from long-shot White House candidate to presumptive Republican presidential nominee after his commanding win in Indiana's primary forced his main rival Ted Cruz to drop out of the race. Read more »
Published on 5/4/2016

Florida Department of Health launches new HIV Data Center

In an effort to increase public awareness of the status of HIV in Florida, the Department of Health has launched a new HIV Data Center that clearly explains the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) information gathering and CDC's deduplication processes. Read more »
Published on 4/28/2016

Capitol improvements coming to Florida Senate chambers

Florida's Capitol is undergoing a $6-million renovation that will add a number of modern and aesthetic touches. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

The 'Boomer Barrister'

Marketing himself as “The Baby Boomers' Barrister,” former consumer products executive Skip Tylman has carved out a legal niche advising his Baby Boomer peers about estate planning and elder care. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Floridians can celebrate Taxpayer Independence Day

Florida TaxWatch analysis of Taxpayer Independence Day Read more »
Published on 4/20/2016

Gov. Scott signs 20 bills into law, including expanding education options for K-12

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the following bills into law: Read more »
Published on 4/15/2016

Cease Fire: HCA and Florida Department of Revenue reach tax-battle truce

Hospital chain HCA Inc. and the Florida Department of Revenue have settled a years-long corporate-income tax battle worth more than $60 million. Under the terms of the settlement, obtained by... Read more »
Published on 4/12/2016

Taxpayer Guide to Identity Theft from the IRS

For 2016, the IRS, the states and the tax industry joined together to enact new safeguards and take additional actions to combat tax-related identity theft. Read more »
Published on 4/8/2016

Strengthening retirement security by cracking down on conflicts of interest in retirement savings

Middle class economics means that Americans should be able to retire with dignity after a lifetime of hard work. But today, the rules of the road do not ensure that financial advisers act in their clients' best interest when they give retirement investment advice. Read more »
Published on 4/6/2016

Gov. Rick Scott signs 20 Bills into law

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed the following 20 bills into law. Read more »
Published on 4/6/2016

Cruz, Sanders score decisive victories in Wisconsin

Republican Ted Cruz scored a decisive victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin, giving him momentum at a crucial time and putting pressure on the front­running Trump to show he can absorb the shock and bounce back in upcoming primary states Read more »
Published on 4/6/2016

FDC to hire more than 4,000 correctional officers

The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) announced that the agency seeks to hire more than 4,000 correctional officers statewide before July 1, 2017 to fill existing vacancies and account for projected turnover. Read more »
Published on 4/5/2016

Gov. Rick Scott signs 14 bills into law

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the following 14 bills into law. Read more »
Published on 3/31/2016

Governor Scott Signs Legislation for Juvenile Detention Costs

Today, Governor Rick Scott signed into law Senate Bill 1322 which revises the cost-sharing relationship between the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Florida's counties for juvenile detention costs. Read more »
Published on 3/29/2016

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