March 24, 2019
Florida Business News

Florida House, Senate release competing state budget plans

The Republican-led Florida House and Senate released competing budget proposals for the upcoming year with major funding differences in areas such as education and the environment — and an uncertain future for millions of dollars in Seminole Tribe gambling money.

Sales, prices down for single-family homes in Marion County

The number of single-family homes sold in Marion County during February slipped more than 3 percent compared to the same month last year, according to a report from the Ocala/Marion County Association of Realtors.

Florida's jobless rate rises for first time in nearly a decade

According to state figures released Friday, the Sunshine State’s jobless rate fell just short of the nation, which was 3.8 for February.

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Knight Foundation increases investment in Miami's arts groups

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has upped its stake in Miami-Dade’s arts community, announcing a $37-million investment. The funding includes both institutions and artists and brings Knight’s total arts-related grants in Miami-Dade to $165 million since 2005.

Brightline/Virgin Trains launches $1.5B bond to finance Miami-to-Orlando route

Virgin Trains USA, also known as Brightline, launched a $1.5 billion bond offering March 20 to finance the expansion of its passenger rail system from South Florida to Orlando.

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Miami's Entourage provides the stage for local artists to shine
Miami's Entourage provides the stage for local artists to shine

Entourage, a program similar to “The Voice” and “America's Got Talent,” provides Miami finalists with a variety of classes that help transform and develop their talent at the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center in Liberty City.

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