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TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.
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.
According to state figures released Friday, the Sunshine State’s jobless rate fell just short of the nation, which was 3.8 for February.
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.
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.
Florida Trend Video Pick
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.
What are your thoughts on the recent passing of the school safety bill allowing armed classroom teachers?