Florida businesses

State under pressure to cut Business Rent Tax

State under pressure to cut Business Rent Tax

Florida businesses that rent their spaces are at a disadvantage compared to any other state, according to Florida TaxWatch. That is because Florida is the only state in the country to charge a tax on property rented for commercial use. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Proposed worker’s comp rate hike: Floridians deserve transparency

Proposed worker’s comp rate hike: Floridians deserve transparency

Guest Opinion Florida’s extraordinary tradition of open government is founded on the simple but essential concept that the people have a right to know how and why the government makes decisions on their behalf. After all, it’s our government. So when a government action stems from a process shrouded in secrecy, we have a right not […]

Florida’s unemployment rate hits 8-year low

Florida’s unemployment rate hits 8-year low

Gov. Rick Scott has announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in February, down from 10.7 percent in December 2010. This milestone marks the state’s lowest unemployment rate in eight years. Florida’s annual private-sector job growth rate of 3.4 percent has consistently exceeded the nation’s for 47-consecutive months. Over the year in February, […]