Pat Neal: Prosperity for our families and future

Pat Neal Thanks to the efforts of Governor Rick Scott and the state’s committed business leaders, Florida has one of

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Florida doesn’t need an elected secretary of state, or agriculture commissioner

It would tax the imagination to come up with anything that Florida needs less than to elect a secretary of

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State economists see tourism growth cancelling out lagging housing starts

Nothing emerged during a numbers-crunching exercise by state economists Tuesday to change the economic picture the Legislature will confront this

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Sunshine State has another banner year for tourism

Florida had another record-setting year for tourism despite natural disasters, a virus outbreak and a tragic attack on an Orlando

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Carol Dover: Florida’s future depends on tourism

Marketing is a contest for people’s attention, and state tourism marketing is no different. However, the detrimental impacts of removing

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Visit Florida defenders swarm Senate Appropriations Committee hearing

Tourism business owners flocked to a Senate committee room Thursday to plead the case for Visit Florida, the state’s embattled

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Visit Florida axes top officials after Pitbull controversy

Gov. Rick Scott has confirmed the firings of Chief Operating Officer Vangie McCorvey and Chief Marketing Officer Paul Phipps at Visit Florida, the state’s tourism agency. Scott

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Jack Latvala not keen on raiding oil spill fund to balance state budget

Senate budget chairman Jack Latvala isn’t interested in balancing state government’s books on the backs of counties hit hard by

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Storm wipes out Florida sand crucial for protection, tourism

When Christa Savva returned to the Sandy Shoes Beach Resort a day after Hurricane Matthew brushed by Melbourne Beach, Florida,

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Joe Henderson: Polluted water in St. Pete leaves little room for mistake

We love the water around here. We boat on it, haul fish from it, swim in it, and build houses

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Bill White: Florida could “decouple” horse racing, breeding right out of business

Gov. Rick Scott has certainly been proactive when it comes to criss-crossing the globe in his efforts to relocate businesses

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Jesse Panuccio: Florida workers have much to celebrate this Labor Day

As we join family and friends at barbeques, pool parties, and picnics this weekend, it is worth reflecting on Florida’s

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