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Halloween Not So Spooky for the Economy

Halloween Not So Spooky for the Economy

Halloween conjures images of witches, ghouls and goblins and can be a scary sight for little ones. But the holiday isn’t so spooky for the economy as consumers purchase billions of dollars of costumes, decorations and candy. In 2015, more than 157 million Americans celebrated the holiday, spending nearly $7 billion.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016/Author: Josh Gabel/Number of views (1845)/Comments (0)/
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Finally! A Tipping Point for Telehealth

Finally! A Tipping Point for Telehealth

In March, Governor Scott signed HB7087 (Ch. 2016-240) creating the Florida Telehealth Advisory Council. Florida TaxWatch, which has been promoting the advancement of telehealth for years, attended the Council’s inaugural meeting on Tuesday, October 18.
Thursday, October 20, 2016/Author: Allison Wiman/Number of views (1381)/Comments (0)/
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International Trade a Boon for Florida's Economy

International Trade a Boon for Florida's Economy

Since the early days of humanity, people have traded for goods or services that they needed. In today’s world, the power of trade has been magnified and, with the rise of technology, has made many around the world better off. With the global economy expected to double in the next 20 years, it is crucial that Florida continues to take advantage of the opportunities presented by international trade.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016/Author: Josh Gabel/Number of views (1361)/Comments (0)/
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No Chance to Make a First Impression

No Chance to Make a First Impression

Arrest Records in the Internet Age

When considering an applicant for a job, one of the first things employers do is run a background check.  These can be as informal as a Google search or as formal as hiring a private screening company, but the goal is the same—to figure out whether or not an applicant could be a risk to the employer.  The typical results of these investigations are arrest records, but they usually don’t tell the full story.

Monday, October 17, 2016/Author: Elle Piloseno/Number of views (1181)/Comments (0)/
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Citation Today, Jail Tomorrow

Citation Today, Jail Tomorrow

What a difference a day makes

“Traditional” sanctions that keep offenders behind bars have cost the U.S. and its taxpayers millions, despite limited returns on investment regarding public safety. Recognizing this, many states have implemented alternative sanctions that focus on reserving prison beds for dangerous offenders and prioritizing treatment for lower-level offenders.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Elle Piloseno/Number of views (1385)/Comments (0)/
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Heads Up, Parents!

Heads Up, Parents!

For the first time since the 1980s, the federal government’s role in elementary and secondary education is shrinking. Passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) last December gives states greater flexibility and control over the way student achievement is measured.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016/Author: Bob Nave/Number of views (1192)/Comments (0)/
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Homelessness in Florida: Is there a better way?

Homelessness in Florida: Is there a better way?

Across the state and nation, homelessness continues to be an issue for many communities. While the state of Florida has seen a drop in the number of homeless individuals over the past few years, cities and counties across the state still struggle to deal with the fiscal and social impacts of homelessness.
Monday, October 10, 2016/Author: Kyle Baltuch/Number of views (1297)/Comments (0)/
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Addressing Price Transparency in Florida Health Care

Addressing Price Transparency in Florida Health Care

Most of us like to shop around for the best price. While you are likely to hear about your friend’s new car bargain, no one ever mentions their awesome deal on a knee replacement.  Why?
Monday, October 10, 2016/Author: Allison Wiman/Number of views (1403)/Comments (0)/
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I'm Under Arrest For What?

I'm Under Arrest For What?

Over the past several decades, overall crime across the U.S. has been going down, and the situation is no different in Florida; the state is at its lowest crime rate since the 1960s. Despite this decrease in crime the number of people with criminal records in Florida (and the nation) has continued to grow rapidly, which raises the question “what’s going on here?”
Wednesday, October 05, 2016/Author: Elle Piloseno/Number of views (1375)/Comments (0)/
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FEMA's Disaster Deductible

FEMA's Disaster Deductible

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has undertaken rulemaking to consider the establishment of a deductible for its Public Assistance Program. Has Florida taken the right steps to make this new rule a favorable one?
Wednesday, October 05, 2016/Author: Bob Nave/Number of views (1299)/Comments (0)/
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