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Economic Analyst Hank Fishkind of Fishkind & Associates

Fishkind Commentaries | Florida’s Employment Divide: Why Are Bigger Cities Outpacing Smaller Ones?

A new trend is emerging in Florida’s employment numbers, and it’s caught the attention of 90.7 economic analyst Hank Fishkind. There’s a clear difference in how Florida’s larger cities are faring in terms of job creation and employment and how smaller cities are doing. This week, Fishkind looks at the factors pushing the state’s major metropolitan areas forward, and holding other regions back.
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Intersection | Orange County Commission District 2 Candidates and Annette Taddeo

Orange County voters head to the polls next week on Tuesday August 26. The primary ballot will decide who will fill some vacancies on the Orange County Commission and also ask voters to decided on Orange County charter amendments. Ballot 2014 coverage continues with a look at some of the candidates for Orange County Commission District 2. Also, 90.7’s Matthew Peddie speaks with Annette Taddeo, the running-mate of Gubernatorial Candidate Charlie Crist about the role of Hispanic voters this election cycle and her vision for her role as Lieutenant Governor if Crist wins.
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Protesters also plan to knock on doors. Photo by Amy Green

Half-Penny Tax for Schools Draws Opposition

A half-penny sales tax in Orange County for school construction is drawing opposition. A small group of demonstrators gathered Monday on the first day of school at Washington Shores Early Learning Center to protest the tax. The demonstrators gathered at the former campus of Richmond Heights Elementary School, which closed last spring. Community activist Marcus Robinson says the district is building new schools “yet the schools in our community aren’t at capacity. They got one-way busing where they bus our kids out, but they don’t bus in any kids. It creates a deficiency in funding for our schools, but then they turn around and they don’t even zone our schools to capacity.” The half-penny tax is on the Aug. 26 …
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