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Staff ReportsAugust 13, 2018
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State debt has been paid down by more than $10 billion since December 2010, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday. His office said that’s the largest reduction of state debt during one administration in Florida’s history. “In Florida, we’ve shown that you can have a balanced budget, reduce debt and create jobs all while cutting taxes,” […]

Danny McAuliffeJune 19, 2018
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4min429
A Chicago-based watchdog group says Florida owes more than it owns to the tune of $11.6 billion, earning it a C ranking in the group’s annual report of state financial standings. Truth in Accounting released its letter-grade rankings of each state Tuesday morning. The nonprofit was founded to highlight inaccurate government financial disclosures. Per the two-pager […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 12, 2018
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6min301
U.S. Rep. John Rutherford, a Jacksonville Republican, is an enthusiastic defender of the agenda of President Donald Trump. That held true during a press gaggle Monday in Jacksonville, in which Rutherford defended the continuing resolution to keep the government open, the tax reform bill that critics argue will disproportionately benefit corporations over the middle class, and suggested […]

Jim RosicaSeptember 26, 2017
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4min459
A group of clergy is asking the Constitution Revision Commission to adopt a proposal capping payday loan interest rates at 30 percent per year. The proposed constitutional amendment was filed last Friday, records show, by Bishop Adam Jefferson Richardson Jr. of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Proponents, who held a Tuesday news conference at the Capitol, […]


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