In spite of the Sunshine State's declining unemployment rate, the number of Floridians on food stamps -- now called SNAP benefits -- has risen in alarmingly, actually doubling in five years.
In 2008,1.45 million people were signed up in Florida; today more than 3.5 million people are enrolled.
Gov. Rick Scott has his bags packed, ready to jet to Chile Tuesday on what will be his eighth trade mission since taking office in 2011.
The trip will be his second to South America. The last time a Florida governor visited Chile was in 2007.