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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Commentaries: Sea Level Rise A Concern For Coastal Residents And Inland Communities


Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says the latest studies indicate that it will cost in excess of $75B  by 2030 to provide infrastructure to protect Florida against sea level rise and to allow the state to continue operating more or less as it does today. He tells 90.7’s Matthew Peddie sea level rise is a concern for residents of inland areas like Orlando, too. 
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Fishkind Conversations: Census Undercount Would Have A Big Impact On Florida


The U.S. census determines the number of seats each state gets in the US House of Representatives, and it’s used to set federal funding for state and local governments.  That’s about $700 billion in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs. The Census Bureau says it might not be able to hire all of the 500,000 enumerators it needs to make a full count. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Matthew Peddie that an under count would have an impact on business too.
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