February 16, 2020
Florida Business News

Florida unemployed face weaker safety net

Florida is among a number of states that have cut back on unemployment assistance, paying lower benefits, for less time, to a smaller fraction of laid-off workers than a decade ago.

Florida smokers puff on largest tax increase

At nearly 300%, Florida has increased its excise taxes on a pack of smokes more than any other state over the past decade.

100,000 files document big trouble at Florida’s key domestic violence agency

In a stunning rebuke to one of the state’s longest serving social services agencies, a Florida House committee subpoenaed its executives Thursday and the governor launched an investigation.

Timeshare relief company with ties to Florida accused of widespread fraud

The timeshare wars rage on. The latest salvo comes courtesy of Washington state’s attorney general, who filed a lawsuit last week accusing the industry’s biggest timeshare exit company of widespread fraud.

The CDC sent novel coronavirus testing kits to Florida. They might not work

Florida health officials received testing kits for novel coronavirus earlier this week but can’t use them yet because it’s unclear whether the tests are working.

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