The rising numbers of children on free and reduced meals is a reflection of rising poverty and a rising toll on local families with fewer means.
Jobs & Unemployment
The 14-screen theater in Town Center is opening to great anticipation for action on screen and, economically, beyond its walls.
As in the rest of the nation, census employment is lowering the unemployment rate. But will it last?
The oil spill is Florida’s 9/11. People won’t die. A way of life will. The Florida Legislature should be in crisis mode, not in recess, anticipating what to do next.
The indefinite extension of the ban on commercial or recreational fishing for red snapper off Florida’s coast will hurt boaters. But so would overfishing and crashing fish populations.
The 10 percent-a-year raises of the police rank and file’s previous contract give way to realities of shrinking government budgets and stingy taxpayers.
In an interview with FlaglerLive, John Mica outlines what Bunnell has going for and against it as it angles for a train station.
Despite the surge in employment, signs are grim for sustained job recovery as private-sector and construction jobs lag.
The drop is the steepest of the last three years. Some $5 billion in taxable values have been wiped out since 2007.
Most of the spending called “pork” (or “turkeys” by Florida TaxWatch is of immediate and necessary benefit to senior health, care for the poor and transportation.