- Unemployment caused by COVID driving up Florida's Medicaid rolls — and costing billions
Florida's unemployment rate is more than double what it was a year ago, which has led to nearly 700,000 people signing up for Medicaid, the federal-state health care insurance plan that pays for the treatment of low-income patients.
- Florida gas prices spike, but this might be the end of the rise, experts say
Florida’s gas prices have reached an 11-month high. The good news for drivers is that this might be the top of the spike. That’s according to Mark Jenkins, a spokesman for the American Automobile Association.
- Boca Raton’s Brightline station will finally see construction start this year
The long-planned Brightline station for Boca Raton is getting closer to being built, with the project’s first phase of construction scheduled to start in March.
- Shad Khan's downtown Jacksonville development plans hit another setback
Jaguars owner Shad Khan's downtown development ambitions have encountered another setback, as the federal government said it will not consider relocating Metropolitan Park.
- Carnival’s Mardi Gras debut in Port Canaveral delayed again as cruise line cancels more sailings
Carnival Cruise Line is the latest to further push any return to sailing, canceling all its itineraries through April, and delaying the debut of new ship Mardi Gras from Port Canaveral until May 29.