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Hurricane Irma Led to Job Loss in Florida Despite Shrinking Unemployment Rate

October 20, 2017 - 11:30am

On Friday, the state Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that unemployment continued to drop in Florida last month even as the state reeled from the impact of Hurricane Irma and lost more than 125.000 jobs in September. 

Gus Bilirakis Renews Call for VA to Expand Dental Benefits

October 21, 2017 - 6:00am
Gus Bilirakis

U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., the vice chairman of the U.S. House Veterans Affairs Committee, is showcasing his proposal to expand dental care to veterans by partnering up with a number of groups based in Florida. 

Marco Rubio's, Mike Lee's Child Tax Credit Expansion Part of Senate Budget as Tax Reform Adavnces

October 20, 2017 - 8:30am

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s, R-Fla., proposal to expand child tax credits was included as part of a congressional deal on tax reform and the budget, which passed the U.S. Senate on a 51-49 vote on Thursday.

Trish Regan from Fox Business Network Weighs in on Market's Record High, Tax Reform

October 20, 2017 - 6:00am

With the Dow hitting 23,000 for the first time in its history, Sunshine State News talked with Trish Regan from Fox Business Network on whether or not that kind of growth can be sustained and if there are perils ahead for the market. 

John Kelly Slams Frederica Wilson's Account of Donald Trump's Call to Soldier's Widow

October 19, 2017 - 4:00pm

On Thursday, retired Gen. John Kelly, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, weighed in U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson's, D-Fla., account about what the president said to the widow and family of an American soldier killed in the line of duty in Niger. Kelly lost his son in the line of duty in Afghanistan in 2010. 

John Rutherford, Al Lawson Want More VA Funds to Help Veterans Enter Civilian Workforce

October 19, 2017 - 10:30am
John Rutherford and Al Lawson

Jacksonville’s two congressmen--Republican U.S. Rep. John Rutherford and Democrat U.S. Rep. Al Lawson--teamed up this month on a bill creating a grant matching program for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) help organizations that help veterans enter the private sector through job training programs and other training to help them enter the civilian workforce. 

Marco Rubio, Bill Cassidy Push to Increase Natural Gas Exportation to Latin America, Caribbean

October 19, 2017 - 9:30am
Marco Rubio and Bill Cassidy

On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., to unveil a proposal allowing more small-scale natural gas exportation. 

Donald Trump, Frederica Wilson Double Down on Accounts of Comments to Soldier's Widow

October 18, 2017 - 3:00pm
Donald Trump and Frededrica Wilson

The war of words between President Donald Trump and U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., about what the president said to the widow and family of an American soldier killed in the line of duty in Niger continued on Wednesday. 

Florida Retailers Can Expect a Record Setting Halloween

October 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

Halloween is looming which means Floridians are opening up their wallets and heading to the stores. 

Donald Trump, Frederica Wilson Clash Over Comments to Widow of Fallen Soldier

October 18, 2017 - 8:30am
Donald Trump and Frededrica Wilson

President Donald Trump and a congresswoman from Florida are clashing over what the president told the widow of an American soldier killed in Niger earlier this month. 

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