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Economy

Fishkind Conversations: Where the money goes in Florida’s record $112 bn state budget


Florida lawmakers have wrapped up this year’s legislative session by approving a record $112.1 billion state budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. That’s more than ten percent higher than the current budget. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind offers his review of the upcoming state budget, starting with two issues he says he wishes lawmakers would have addressed that are affecting the state: condo safety precautions and property taxes.
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Astra’s Rocket 3 awaits liftoff from Cape Canaveral. Photo: Astra / John Kraus
Economy

Small rockets could bring big boom for Space Coast economy


The FAA could soon award a launch license to private space company Astra paving the way for the company’s maiden launch from Florida’s Space Coast. The launch, which could happen as early as Saturday, marks the start to what could be a very busy year for new rockets leaving the planet from Florida and boosting the state’s economy. 
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Economy

Listen in: The Farmworker Association of Florida calls H2-A workers essential to Central Florida’s economy after protests at Maitland hotel


Misinformation spread over social media caused crowds to gather outside the Extended Stay in Maitland earlier this week to protest quote “undocumented workers” living there. In reality, these workers were legally employed by Dewar Nurseries on H2-A visas, a temporary visa for agricultural laborers to the US.
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