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Which Florida schools receive the least state student aid?

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 21, 2019

RIVEROAK Technical College, Lindsey Hopkins Technical College and Gwinnett Institute reported receiving the least state financial aid during the 2018-19 academic year among Florida schools.

Community

380 living veterans in Orange County have earned Purple Heart, Medal of Honor or POW Medal

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 20, 2019

The number of living Purple Heart, Medal of Honor, or POW Medal recipients in Orange County, Florida for fiscal year 2017 was 380, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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1st-quarter state tax collections in Florida reach $11.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

By Florida Business Daily reports | Oct 19, 2019

State tax revenues in Florida amount to $11.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the fifth highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Education

2017-2018 pay for starting teachers in Florida averaged $37,636

By Florida Business Daily reports | Oct 18, 2019

A beginning teacher’s salary in Florida averaged $37,636 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 27th highest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

Obits

Obituary: LaVerne Spencer

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

LaVerne Spencer, 83, a resident of Grand Living in Hernanado FL passed away peacefully October 12, 2019 in the arms of her loving husband.

Obits

Obituary: Sheppard, Joe Burton

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

Sheppard, Joe Burton (Joe), Age 91, of Tampa, Florida quietly passed away on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Obits

Obituary for Ronald “Ron” “Bubby” Severre Whitman

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 15, 2019

Ronald “Ron” “Bubby” Severre Whitman, 85, passed away October 13, 2019.

Business

FLORIDA HOSPITAL ORLANDO: AdventHealth Breaks Ground on ER, Health Park to Serve Residents of Osceola County

By Press release submission | Oct 15, 2019

AdventHealth broke ground today on an emergency room and a first-of-its-kind health park that will expand access to care for residents of Kissimmee, St. Cloud and surrounding areas of Osceola County.

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Education

Sticker shock: Which U.S. schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 14, 2019

U.S. residents enrolled at Florida institutions of higher learning face among the steepest cost of attending in-state colleges and universities in the U.S., according to an analysis of federal data.

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Public Policy

Florida’s public pensions are 79.2 percent government funded

By Florida Business Daily reports | Oct 12, 2019

Taxpayer contributions to Florida’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 79.2 percent of the total, the 12th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Total state tax collections in Florida reach $41.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

By Florida Business Daily reports | Oct 11, 2019

State tax revenues in Florida amount to $41.3 billion, the fourth highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Obits

Obituary: Richard "Rich" E. Sharkey

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

Richard "Rich" E. Sharkey, 84, of Dunedin passed away on October 4, 2019.

Obits

Obituary: Michael Carella

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

Michael Carella, 71, passed away October 5, 2019.

Obits

Obituary: Laura Finn Fish

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | Oct 8, 2019

Laura Finn Fish, 59, passed away October 5, 2019.

Business

CITY OF ORLANDO: Wall Street Plaza Block Party to be held October 11

By Press release submission | Oct 8, 2019

Every Friday and Saturday night Wall St. Plaza takes over 2 city streets and throws the ultimate Block Party!

Family

CITY OF ORLANDO: CyclingSavvy Training to be held October 9

By Press release submission | Oct 8, 2019

CyclingSavvy is offering a FREE Truth & Techniques bike safety education course.

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Education

The price of education: Which Florida schools charge the highest in-state tuition?

By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2019

Florida residents pay the highest in-state tuition at L3 Commercial Training Solutions Airline Academy, Aviator College of Aeronautical Science and Technology and Rollins College, according to an analysis of federal data.

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Public Policy

Gainesville’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Florida

By Florida Business Daily reports | Oct 5, 2019

The Gainesville metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Florida, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

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Public Policy

Florida earns grade of D for manufacturing health

By Florida Business Daily reports | Oct 4, 2019

Florida received a grade of D on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

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