Location, real estate agent Marc Joseph learned firsthand, is not enough to substantiate buying a house. He lost $600,000 in Florida’s 2005 housing bubble, and the way prices are climbing, he’s worried the Sunshine State is veering toward another bust. Continue reading
The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities. Continue reading
Jeb Bush ended Florida’s affirmative action programs in 1999 with a flourish, issuing an executive order that he said would “transcend the tired debate” about racial preferences.
In our news wrap Thursday, The Washington Post reported that two Secret Service agents may have disrupted a bomb investigation when their car hit a security barricade at the White House. The two senior agents had allegedly been drinking. Also, divers found the wreckage of an army helicopter that crashed in Gulf of Mexico off Florida, killing 11. Continue reading
Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that elected officials who ban the words “climate change” are unwilling to face the facts, a non-so-subtle dig at Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration. Continue reading
In Florida, a state that environmental scientists have agreed would be hit hard by extreme changes in climate, is not allowed to speak about these changes. At least, not by members of the Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection, the state agency behind planning for these change.
Florida’s foreclosure crisis isn’t over. David, whose last name we’re not using, used to have a job, a paycheck and a roof over his head. But days after he handed over the keys to his house for cash, he found himself living out of his Ford Explorer in a parking lot with his brother, mother and two dogs. Continue reading
Despite what you might have heard, the foreclosure crisis is far from over. Economics correspondent Paul Solman talks to people in Florida who have lost their homes, and considers whether a wave of new foreclosures is on the horizon. Continue reading
Nineteen manatees seeking the warm waters of a Florida beach were rescued overnight Tuesday after they became trapped in a drainage pipe. Continue reading
During a speech at the Detroit Economic Club last week, Jeb Bush veered from topics strictly fiscal. He touted his record improving Florida’s schools during his time in the governor’s office, including claiming that Hispanics in the state were “two grade levels ahead of the average.”