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.
A firm linked to a top Gov. Rick Scott strategist received more than $1.5 million from Stephen Ross and his Miami Dolphins in the failed bid for taxpayer stadium-renovation dollars.
Campaign disclosure reports show Multimedia Services Corp., a firm linked to Scott strategist Tony Fabrizio, was paid a significant chunk -- to the tune of $1.6 million -- of the money spent by the Dolphins political action committee Friends of Miami First. The committee burned through $4.5 million in three weeks alone.
After months of controversy at the Boca Raton university, Florida Atlantic University President Mary Jane Saunders has resigned.
FAU board of trustees chair, Anthony K. G. Barbar, accepted Saunders resignation late Tuesday, according to the universitys website.
The board respects your desire to return to the faculty, a decision we know you made in the best interest of the university, he said in his letter.
Thousands of students flock to the doors of Floridas 12 law schools each year, chasing the dreams of a respectable, well-paying job as an attorney. But the unfortunate reality for many of these young hopefuls is they may not leave law school with a job as a lawyer at all. Paired with with poor employment outcomes is the staggering cost to attend law school, leaving many students in a bind that can take years to get out of.