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Tallahassee Democrat: Business is key to Florida’s job growth

Tom Feeney: Business is key to Florida’s job growth For the first time in years, moving vans are bringing families into our state at a greater rate than they are moving people out. Florida’s unemployment rate continues to creep downward, as more private-sector jobs are created. Both signal that Florida’s economy may be turning the […]

Miami Herald: Poll – More think casinos good for Florida economy

BY MARY ELLEN KLAS Herald/Times Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE — A day after a Senate committee grudgingly passed a bill to bring destination resort casinos to Florida, the first independent statewide poll on the issue shows that Florida voters narrowly support the idea but an overwhelming majority believes that casinos would be “good for Florida’s economy.” […]

Miami Herald: Poll shows growing support for South Florida casinos

On the eve of the first vote, poll shows growing support for South Florida casinos A majority of Florida voters appear to be in favor of allowing three resort casinos in Miami, according to a new statewide poll of likely voters released by Associated Industries of Florida, which is working on behalf of Genting Americas. […]

Florida Voices: Let’s Again Be “A City Upon A Hill”

Let’s Again Be “A City Upon A Hill” Every four years we embrace an activity that is the most important governmental thing we do as Americans, the selection of our president. During my life there have been 12 presidents selected. Some soared while others foundered. Some led purposefully, while others appeared lost. We have suffered […]

Florida Voices: Stop Subsidizing Construction on Flood-Prone Coasts

Other Views from Those in the Know Stop Subsidizing Construction on Flood-Prone Coasts As Florida’s elected officials gear up for the start of the 2012 state legislative session, one issue we hope they will tackle deals with Florida’s increasing vulnerability to storms, flooding and sea level rise. It is critical that our elected and appointed […]

Miami Herald: Miami Chamber of Commerce endorses casinos

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce will lobby for bringing large-scale casinos to South Florida, provided that some of the gambling taxes go to local governments and county voters can decide the gambling issue by referendum. The requirements for the proposed casinos approved by the Chamber board go further than the current pro-casino bill being […]

The Washington Times: Mounting federal regulations are hurting the U.S. economy

As policy discussions in Washington become more and more entrenched, hardworking Americans across the country are calling for change as they continue to shoulder the burden of impractical policies. Recent comments by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demonstrate a growing disconnect between policymakers creating regulations and small businesses dealing with the realities of complying with […]

Sun-Sentinel: Address municipal pensions

Earlier this year, Florida legislators started making state employees contribute to their pensions. That strengthened the state’s biggest public pension plan, and made it fairer for the taxpayers who subsidize pensions. But there are hundreds of smaller pension plans run by Florida cities for their employees, and many aren’t as well funded as the state […]

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