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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.

Lessons from Hurricane Matthew helping in more than $1 billion utility recovery costs expected in Irma

With restoration costs for 2016's Hurricane Matthew now resolved, Florida's Office of Public Counsel is turning its attention to last year's Hurricane Irma and its utility recovery cost estimates that are expected to top $1 billion, the head of that office said during a recent interview.

Farmers for Free Trade's ad campaign pits farmers against Trump's trade war

From Ohio Business Daily

Farmers for Free Trade has launched Tariffs Hurt the Heartland, an advertising campaign featuring true stories of how tariffs will damage the country’s agricultural base.

FPL customers to receive about $28 million in refunds in August

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) customers will be refunded $28 million plus interest in August, settling a dispute between the utility and the state over costs to restore power after Hurricane Matthew in 2016.

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