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Analysis: Florida ranks 11th best on property tax study

Florida finished 11th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Florida House members rank 12th least frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Florida ranked 12th highest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Analysis: Florida ranks 2nd best on unemployment insurances taxes

Florida finished second in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Florida ranked 14th most affected by government shutdown

Florida ranked No. 14 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Miami ranks 13th among largest U.S. cities that lack funds to pay debts

Miami ranks 13th worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Florida ranked No. 4 in 2019 business climate index

Florida finished at No. 4 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Analysis: Florida posts 12th highest drop in food stamps participants

Florida ranked No. 12 among 49 states and U.S. territories that saw reductions in food stamps participation, according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Florida not on track to tax online sales

Florida is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Florida posted 12th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Florida ranked No. 12 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

AIC releases report supporting jobs in local communities, looks ahead to working Scott

The American Investment Council (AIC) released a report this week that shows how the private equity industry is supporting jobs and investing money in the communities of new congressional members.

Florida posted 8th lowest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Florida ranked No. 38 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Florida gets ‘C’ grade in analysis of states’ fiscal health

Florida ranked No. 11 in a study of the state’s ability to pay all of its bills, including public employers’ pension benefits, according to a new ranking of the states’ fiscal health by Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Florida gets score of 76 on financial transparency

Florida earned above-average marks for its system of making annual budgetary data available to residents, according to a study by the Chicago-based policy institute Truth in Accounting (TIA).

Poachers linked to drugs, guns and terrorism steer world wildlife populations toward extinction

Drug runners, weapons smugglers and even militant groups are cashing in on the lucrative trade of rare wildlife, pushing an ever-expanding range of animal species toward extinction, according to a Time Magazine special report.

BROWNLEE: Anglers Need Senator Nelson to Pass the Modern Fish Act Now

As a representative of Florida’s 2.4 million saltwater anglers, Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) has been a leader in Congress working to improve the way saltwater fishing is managed at the federal level.

SMITHMYER: How Mobile AC Credits Protect the Environment and Business from China

One of the ways the United States responds to China’s flouting of global trade norms is by creating regulations to ensure that China plays by maintains certain standards when operating within the United States.

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