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Tampa Bay Times Wins Pulitzer Prize For Local Reporting

Florida’s largest newspaper won its 10th Pulitzer Prize on Monday.

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DEO Chief Likely To Secure Confirmation, Despite Troubles With State Unemployment Website

The head of the agency that oversaw the state’s bungled unemployment benefits website is on his way to securing his confirmation in the Florida Senate.

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Investigation Found Enterprise Florida Spent Half A Million Dollars On Lavish Restaurants, Hotels

The state’s economic development agency is under fire, again. This time, a recent report highlighted lavish spending by its staff, which prompted a watchdog group to ask the governor to launch an investigation.

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Report: Florida’s Economic Outlook is ‘Grim’

Florida’s economic outlook is not looking too good, according to a new report.

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Another State-Backed Company Plans Massive Layoffs In Florida

A mortgage software firm that has received millions in state incentive dollars has announced it will lay off 744 workers in Florida by April.

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Some Jobless Floridians Start Getting Unemployment Benefits After Federal Intervention

About 4,900 jobless Floridians will start receiving unemployment benefits.

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Feds Head To Tallahassee To Fix State Unemployment System Problems

Florida’s troubled multi-million dollar unemployment benefits website is going to get help from the federal government.

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Report On Economic Incentives Shows Poor Return on Investments In Some Cases

The state released a report this week showing the results of the state’s investment in private companies. So far, the state’s records show the program—which is supposed to create private sector jobs—has had mixed results.

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Bill Nelson Asks Feds To Investigate Florida’s Unemployment System (Again)

Florida was a key example of “how a lack of funding in many states … routinely lead to higher costs, botched systems and infuriating technical problems …”

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State Officials Levy Fines On Company Behind Florida’s Troubled Unemployment Website

After months of trouble following the launch of Florida’s new unemployment benefits website, the state has begun fining Deloitte Consulting– the contractor hired to create the new site.

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