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  • Lake's unemployment rate in October falls to 6 percent

    Lake's unemployment rate in October falls to 6 percent
    More people in Lake County are finding work — just in time for the holidays. The October unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent, from an adjusted 6.3 percent in September, according to new state figures. That's steady improvement since August,...
  • Court deals blow to drug testing of Florida welfare recipients

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a lower federal court ruling that Florida Gov. Rick Scott's crusade to conduct drug tests on welfare recipients as a condition of their benefits was unconstitutional. The unanimous ruling came...
  • Central Florida expressway agency gets 2 new members on the board

    Central Florida expressway agency gets 2 new members on the board
    A Golf Channel executive and the president of an aviation flight support company were placed on the board of Metro Orlando's toll road agency on Monday by Gov. Rick Scott. They fill posts that have been open since the July creation of the Central Florida...
  • Scott's transportation chief leaving

    Scott's transportation chief leaving
    TALLAHASSEE -- The parade of agency chiefs jumping ship before Gov. Rick Scott's second term has grown. Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad has announced he will leave in January after four years on the job. “Secretary Prasad has been part of...
  • Study sounds clarion call for working class

    Study sounds clarion call for working class
    They hold jobs, pay taxes and provide services in a key part of Florida's economy. Unfortunately, too many of these workers are finding it harder and harder to live here. Financial hardship shouldn't be an issue in a state that brags about its...
  • Rants: Ferguson looting, immigration and Crist

    Rants: Ferguson looting, immigration and Crist
    To the person who ranted that Gov. Rick Scott did not get 51 percent of the vote, remember Bill Clinton served two terms as president and never received 50 percent of the vote. Now the Republicans want to shut down the government to prevent...
  • An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally

    An emboldened Scott and enlarged GOP majority will get to work in Tally
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott stood on a stage and pledged to bring Floridians together after squeaking out another 1.1 percent victory over an outmatched Democratic opponent. But in reality, Floridians voted for business as usual in the State Capitol....
  • Testing in Florida schools: Districts should cut back, lawmaker says

    Testing in Florida schools: Districts should cut back, lawmaker says
    Testing has been a contentious issue in public schools this academic year (see here, here and here, among others) and one lawmakers, and Gov. Rick Scott, have promised to address. A first bill on testing had already been introduced for the upcoming 2015...
  • Will gambling pact be renewed? It's a roll of the dice

    Will gambling pact be renewed? It's a roll of the dice
    TALLAHASSEE — Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe could become a crapshoot when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year. The so-called compact, signed in 2009 giving the tribe exclusive rights to conduct...
  • Legislature faces difficult discussion on gambling deal

    Legislature faces difficult discussion on gambling deal
    Re-upping a lucrative gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe will be a crapshoot when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year. A portion of the agreement, called a "compact," signed in 2009 giving the tribe exclusive rights to...
  • Nelson, Demings lead job of reviving state Democrats

    Nelson, Demings lead job of reviving state Democrats
    Stung by the Nov. 4 election, Florida Democrats are turning to two Central Florida leaders, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and former Orlando police Chief Val Demings, to try to figure out what went wrong. The duo will lead a task force examining the machinery...