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Orlando Sentinel
Unemployment-fraud crackdown in Florida advances in House, citing identity theftIn a priority of the state Department of Economic Opportunity, a House panel Tu
Unemployment-fraud crackdown in Florida advances in House, citing identity theft
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 59 minutes ago
In a priority of the state Department of Economic Opportunity, a House panel Tuesday unanimously approved a bill aimed at cracking down on fraud in the unemployment-compensation system. Rep. Mike La Rosa, a St. Cloud Republican sponsoring the bill... Read more
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Key West Citizen
Commission delves into affordable housingThe Monroe County Commission on Wednesday will again tackle the issue of dealin
Commission delves into affordable housing
Key West Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
The Monroe County Commission on Wednesday will again tackle the issue of dealing with one of the Florida Keys most pressing issues — creating more housing for workers. County and Keys’ city officials have begun to call the worker housing situation a... Read more
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Toronto Star
Blackberry cuts 200 jobsThe job cuts include 75 people at its location in Sunrise, Fla., according to i
Blackberry cuts 200 jobs
Toronto Star / Posted 3 days ago
The job cuts include 75 people at its location in Sunrise, Fla., according to information posted by the state’s Department of Economic Opportunity on its website. BlackBerry had 6,225 employees in February 2015, the company said in a filing at the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Can medical tourism succeed in Central Florida?Jody Hill was running out of options. The Los Angeles-based writer and produce
Can medical tourism succeed in Central Florida?
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 4 days ago
Jody Hill was running out of options. The Los Angeles-based writer and producer had been suffering from a fairly rare condition called chronic groin pain, and none of the doctors in L.A. were able to help him. His visit to a New York doctor yielded... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Cemex challenges project over denial of sand mineCemex Construction Materials isn't backing down its bid to build a sand mine as
Cemex challenges project over denial of sand mine
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
Cemex Construction Materials isn't backing down its bid to build a sand mine as part of a plan to bring high-paying jobs and homes to 16,000 acres in south Lake County. The company requested an administrative hearing with the state Department of... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Unemployment rates slowly decliningHOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The Department of Economic Opportunity recentl
Unemployment rates slowly declining
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 6 days ago
HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The Department of Economic Opportunity recently released Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December. HOLMES AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES - The Department of Economic Opportunity recently released... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Bucs back away from state money for stadium improvementsTAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have come up short in their bid to get state t
Bucs back away from state money for stadium improvements
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
TAMPA — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have come up short in their bid to get state tax dollars to subsidize the planned $100 million renovation of Raymond James Stadium, at least for this year. The NFL team’s request for $12 million in state subsidies to... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
EverBank Field among stadiums that qualify for state sales-tax fundsTuesday, February 2, 10:21 AM EST Now the focus shifts to the state House wher
EverBank Field among stadiums that qualify for state sales-tax funds
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 7 days ago
Tuesday, February 2, 10:21 AM EST Now the focus shifts to the state House where lobbyists seeking money for backers of the three stadiums � EverBank, Sun Life Stadium in Miami-Dade County and Daytona International Speedway � must convince reluctant... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Agency says pro stadiums qualify for state moneyTALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined tha
Agency says pro stadiums qualify for state money
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 7 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales tax money. Now the focus shifts to the state House where lobbyists seeking money for backers of the three... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Florida state agency says pro stadiums, including EverBank Field, qualify for state moneyTALLAHASSEE | The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined tha
Florida state agency says pro stadiums, including EverBank Field, qualify for state money
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
TALLAHASSEE | The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales tax money. Now the focus of the game shifts to the state House where lobbyists seeking money for backers of... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Legislature Asked to Consider Money for Sports TeamsBy: Associated PressFebruary 1, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Leg
Legislature Asked to Consider Money for Sports Teams
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 7 days ago
By: Associated PressFebruary 1, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Legislature is being asked to give tens of millions to help sports teams in Jacksonville and Miami and Daytona International Speedway. The state's economic development... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Agency says pro stadiums qualify for State moneyTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determin
Agency says pro stadiums qualify for State money
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 7 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales-tax money. Now the focus of the game shifts to the state House where lobbyists seeking money for... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Miami Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium 1 of 3 agency OK’s for state...The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three profes
Miami Dolphins’ Sun Life Stadium 1 of 3 agency OK’s for state...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales-tax money. Now the focus of the game shifts to the state House where lobbyists seeking money for backers of the three... Read more
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NBC Miami
Legislature Asked to Consider Money for Sports TeamsThe Florida Legislature is being asked to give tens of millions to help sports
Legislature Asked to Consider Money for Sports Teams
NBC Miami / Posted 7 days ago
The Florida Legislature is being asked to give tens of millions to help sports teams in Jacksonville and Miami and Daytona International Speedway. The state's economic development agency on Monday forwarded three sports applications to state... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Florida state agency says pro stadiums, including EverBank Field, qualify for state moneyTALLAHASSEE | The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined tha
Florida state agency says pro stadiums, including EverBank Field, qualify for state money
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 7 days ago
TALLAHASSEE | The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales-tax money. Now the focus of the game shifts to the state House where lobbyists seeking money for backers of... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida Legislature 2016: certificates of need, primary careWhile Florida House leaders want to eliminate the decades-old “certificate of n
Florida Legislature 2016: certificates of need, primary care
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 7 days ago
While Florida House leaders want to eliminate the decades-old “certificate of need” approval process that determines whether new hospitals can be built or old ones expanded, the Senate Health Policy Committee on Monday approved a bill (SB 1144) that... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
State attorney investigating Latitude 360 bounced paychecksJACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The State Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation in
State attorney investigating Latitude 360 bounced paychecks
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 7 days ago
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The State Attorney’s Office has opened an investigation into the bounced paychecks the owner of Latitude 360 wrote to employees before the entertainment center closed last month. “I can confirm the State Attorney’s Office has... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Florida lawmakers look to curb unemployment fraudA House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down o
Florida lawmakers look to curb unemployment fraud
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
A House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud based on identity theft — a practice lawmakers say is spiraling out of control. In fact, House Economic Development & Tourism Chairman Frank Artiles... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Lawmakers look to curb unemployment fraudTALLAHASSEE - A House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at c
Lawmakers look to curb unemployment fraud
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 7 days ago
TALLAHASSEE - A House panel on Monday unanimously approved a measure aimed at cracking down on unemployment fraud based on identity theft --- a practice lawmakers say is spiraling out of control. In fact, House Economic Development & Tourism Chairman... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Unemployment scam was inside job, investigators sayIt isn't unheard of for criminals to scam unemployment benefits from the state.
Unemployment scam was inside job, investigators say
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
It isn't unheard of for criminals to scam unemployment benefits from the state. But this one was an inside job, authorities said. Sharon Echeverri had only been working with the Department of Economic Opportunity for about six months when... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
New DEO head Cissy Proctor: Mission unchanged in FloridaTALLAHASSEE — Theresa "Cissy" Proctor was promoted by Gov. Rick Scott in Decemb
New DEO head Cissy Proctor: Mission unchanged in Florida
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 8 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — Theresa "Cissy" Proctor was promoted by Gov. Rick Scott in December to lead the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, replacing one of the governor's biggest cheerleaders, Jesse Panuccio. Proctor's predecessor as executive... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Session Day 21 Preview: Abortion, Pay Raises, Pledge of AllegianceBy: WCTV Eyewitness News | Matt Galka / Capitol News ServiceFebruary 1, 2016 T
Session Day 21 Preview: Abortion, Pay Raises, Pledge of Allegiance
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 8 days ago
By: WCTV Eyewitness News | Matt Galka / Capitol News ServiceFebruary 1, 2016 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- After a long weekend, lawmakers are back in the office for day 21 of the 2016 legislative session. Today, a house panel plans to hear a bill would... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Senate moves to give Scott business incentives, streamline film fundTALLAHASSEE — A senate subcommittee on Monday unanimously approved both the gov
Senate moves to give Scott business incentives, streamline film fund
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — A senate subcommittee on Monday unanimously approved both the governor’s tweaking of the state’s business incentive program and a Sarasota senator’s makeover of the state’s film development program. “This is the beginning of our Senate... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
DeFuniak Springs receives grant for economic developmentDEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - DeFuniak Springs is one of three cities in
DeFuniak Springs receives grant for economic development
WJHG Panama City / Posted 14 days ago
DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - DeFuniak Springs is one of three cities in Florida selected to receive a Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) grant through Competitive Florida. The partnership focuses on improving local economic development... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Hillsborough Uber drivers file suit alleging labor law violationsTAMPA - Four Hillsborough County Uber drivers are joining a growing number of t
Hillsborough Uber drivers file suit alleging labor law violations
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 14 days ago
TAMPA - Four Hillsborough County Uber drivers are joining a growing number of their colleagues across the country, suing the ride-summoning company for what they allege are violations of their rights under federal labor laws. The drivers — Antonio... Read more
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Jacksonville Daily Record
More people back in job market is good signMonday, January 25, 11:15 AM EST The jobless rate for the Jacksonville metropo
More people back in job market is good sign
Jacksonville Daily Record / Posted 15 days ago
Monday, January 25, 11:15 AM EST The jobless rate for the Jacksonville metropolitan area � consisting of Duval, Baker, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties � fell from 4.7 percent in November to 4.5 percent in December, The Florida Department of... Read more
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The Tampa Tribune
Pasco project shows state incentives pay off slowly if at allTALLAHASSEE — Raymond James Financial Inc. has asked Florida officials for a tw
Pasco project shows state incentives pay off slowly if at all
The Tampa Tribune / Posted 17 days ago
TALLAHASSEE — Raymond James Financial Inc. has asked Florida officials for a two-year delay in its deal with the state to create 750 new jobs for $625 million in state taxpayer money, raising questions about the company’s commitment to build a new... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Florida Legislature 2016: film industry, judicial term limitsSenate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Chairman
Florida Legislature 2016: film industry, judicial term limits
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 17 days ago
Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Chairman Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, said Thursday that economic development for the film and television industry, a priority of Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, is now one of his... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Illinois unemployment rises to 5.9 percent in DecemberCHICAGO (AP) - State officials say Illinois' unemployment rate increased in Dec
Illinois unemployment rises to 5.9 percent in December
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 17 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - State officials say Illinois' unemployment rate increased in December to 5.9 percent and the state lost a net 16,300 jobs for the month. The increase in the jobless rate was the second in a row after a string of months dating to July... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Illinois unemployment rises to 5.9 percent in DecemberCHICAGO (AP) - State officials say Illinois' unemployment rate increased in Dec
Illinois unemployment rises to 5.9 percent in December
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 17 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - State officials say Illinois' unemployment rate increased in December to 5.9 percent and the state lost a net 16,300 jobs for the month. The increase in the jobless rate was the second in a row after a string of months dating to July... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Illinois unemployment rises to 5.9 percent in DecemberCHICAGO (AP) - State officials say Illinois' unemployment rate increased in Dec
Illinois unemployment rises to 5.9 percent in December
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 17 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - State officials say Illinois' unemployment rate increased in December to 5.9 percent and the state lost a net 16,300 jobs for the month. The increase in the jobless rate was the second in a row after a string of months dating to July... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Florida unemployment stands at 5%Florida's unemployment rate stood at 5 percent as 2015 came to a close. The De
Florida unemployment stands at 5%
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 17 days ago
Florida's unemployment rate stood at 5 percent as 2015 came to a close. The December number is down from a revised 5.1 percent in November, according to figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. The state had... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Florida, First Coast December unemployment rates fall below national figureMore people were getting jobs in December in Florida and along the First Coast.
Florida, First Coast December unemployment rates fall below national figure
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 18 days ago
More people were getting jobs in December in Florida and along the First Coast. The latest unemployment figures released Friday by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity show yet another drop in the jobless rates in the Sunshine State. The... Read more
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Naples Daily News
High rises in Bonita draw ire from South Lee residentsSouth Lee residents wearing green stickers that read "No More, Don't Build 4" p
High rises in Bonita draw ire from South Lee residents
Naples Daily News / Posted 19 days ago
South Lee residents wearing green stickers that read "No More, Don't Build 4" packed Bonita Springs' city council meeting Wednesday. WCI Communities wants to build four high-rise condominiums on a 55-acre golf course in Bonita Springs, but residents... Read more
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Key West Citizen
County commission to discuss sales tax proposalThe Monroe County Commission will decide Wednesday whether to move forward with
County commission to discuss sales tax proposal
Key West Citizen / Posted 23 days ago
The Monroe County Commission will decide Wednesday whether to move forward with plans to increase sales tax by a penny to fund fire and ambulance service and possibly social service agencies. State statute allows the county to use sales tax to fund... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Here are the best fields for job-seekers in South FloridaIf you ever wanted to be a bricklayer, dental assistant, auditor or massage the
Here are the best fields for job-seekers in South Florida
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 24 days ago
If you ever wanted to be a bricklayer, dental assistant, auditor or massage therapist — now's your chance. Those jobs are among the top occupations, in either percentage growth or annual job openings, in a new forecast for fiscal 2016-2017 by... Read more
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WJXT Jacksonville
Corcoran: House still not fan of stadium fundingTALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's still early in the Legislative session, but the four e
Corcoran: House still not fan of stadium funding
WJXT Jacksonville / Posted 24 days ago
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It's still early in the Legislative session, but the four entities seeking millions of dollars from the state for stadium improvements may again have a tough time getting off the bench. House budget chief Richard Corcoran, the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Westgate leaders ask to abandon state development oversight planLeaders from Westgate Resorts want to make development of land in Kissimmee eas
Westgate leaders ask to abandon state development oversight plan
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
Leaders from Westgate Resorts want to make development of land in Kissimmee easier by rescinding their state Development of Regional Impact designation. The designation, which was first received in 1997, is part of a state program that identifies... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
Lakeland-Winter Haven leads Florida in job growthIf you're looking for work, you may want to look in Lakeland. A new report fro
Lakeland-Winter Haven leads Florida in job growth
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted 27 days ago
If you're looking for work, you may want to look in Lakeland. A new report from the state Department of Economic Opportunity says the Lakeland-Winter Haven area leads Florida in job growth, with an increase of 4.1 percent last year. "Things are... Read more
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Local 10 Miami
Two arrested in Fort Lauderdale for fraud schemeFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Two people were arrested in Fort Lauderdale after being
Two arrested in Fort Lauderdale for fraud scheme
Local 10 Miami / Posted 27 days ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Two people were arrested in Fort Lauderdale after being linked to a fraud scheme that targeted the state. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Joselito Martinez, 27, and Tanya Wurster, 23, on Jan. 9. The pair is... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
4 more charged in unemployment-benefit scam, FDLE saysFour more people — including two Orlando residents — have been arrested in a ne
4 more charged in unemployment-benefit scam, FDLE says
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 27 days ago
Four more people — including two Orlando residents — have been arrested in a nearly $200,000 unemployment-benefit scam, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement said Tuesday. The additional suspects are Joselito Martinez, 27, and Tanya Wurster, 23,... Read more
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Key West Citizen
State to hold meetings on hotel proposalState officials will be in the Florida Keys later this month to take public inp
State to hold meetings on hotel proposal
Key West Citizen / Posted 28 days ago
State officials will be in the Florida Keys later this month to take public input on a proposal that could bring in 300 new hotel rooms, and if successful, protect 900 residential lots from being developed. The state Department of Economic... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Tia Mitchell: First day of session is like first day of schoolThe first day of session is like the first day of school. Just like kids comin
Tia Mitchell: First day of session is like first day of school
The Florida Times-Union / Posted a month ago
The first day of session is like the first day of school. Just like kids coming off vacation, lawmakers, staffers, lobbyists and journalists greet one another with “welcome back.” Depending on the person, the tone can be one of excitement or... Read more

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