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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: Rollercoaster of latest economic news and how it affects Central Florida, explained


Economic news has been on a rollercoaster ride recently. Inflation, interest rates, unemployment, and President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill all saw major changes this week, and they’ll all affect Central Florida’s finances. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind explains how. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind updates WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston, starting with Sunday’s surprise announcement that Build Back Better has been derailed by a single vote.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: A deep dive into DeSantis’s proposed 2022 state budget


Governor Ron DeSantis recently unveiled his $99.7 billion proposed state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st 2022. In his budget message, DeSantis says his proposal “puts Floridians and their freedoms first, keeps taxes low, and addresses key priorities – all while maintaining record budget reserves.” Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind explores whether the governor’s proposal lives up to its description.
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