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VIDEO: Rubio set to return to CPAC

By | 11.29.11 | 9:37 am

The American Conservative Union announced today that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will be returning to the group’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (known as CPAC) in February. American Jobs Act would give public schools funds for much-needed repairs

By | 11.17.11 | 12:10 pm

The Miami Council will hold a rally outside West Homestead Elementary today to show their support for the American Jobs Act, which if approved would provide South Florida public schools with much needed cash.

Wasserman Schultz: GOP ‘rooting for’ economic failure ‘in order to win an election’

By | 11.01.11 | 12:22 pm

In an op-ed, Florida congresswoman and Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz writes that the GOP is hoping the economy will fail, giving the GOP an edge against President Obama in the upcoming national election.

Rubio joins Senate GOP in blocking jobs bill

By | 10.12.11 | 2:11 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., yesterday joined Senate Republicans in stalling President Obama’s jobs bill.

Report: Florida lost about 114,000 jobs due to U.S.-China trade deficit

By | 09.29.11 | 8:56 am

According to new research from the Economic Policy Institute, about 2.8 million U.S. jobs were “eliminated or displaced” since 2001 because of the growing U.S.-China trade deficit. A Florida policy group reports that Florida alone shed about 114,000 jobs.

Feds’ Tallahassee airport upgrade could bring 160 jobs to Florida

By | 09.21.11 | 12:25 pm

Tallahassee Regional Airport was recently awarded almost $13 million dollars from the federal government for a project that would upgrade the airport’s runways. A press release from the city of Tallahassee says the spending will “provide a boost to the local economy, with up to 160 workers being hired for the project.”

Democratic National Committee launches Spanish ads for American Jobs Act

By | 09.19.11 | 10:43 am

The Democratic National Committee is reaching out to Hispanics in a series of Spanish-language TV ads that promote the benefits of President Obama’s job act.

Florida’s unemployment rate remains unchanged: 10.7 percent

By | 09.16.11 | 10:53 am

The Miami Herald is reporting that Florida’s unemployment rate stayed static at 10.7 percent from July to August.

Scott wants Florida to be ‘the model for the country’

By | 09.14.11 | 12:46 pm

Gov. Rick Scott stopped by MSNBC’s Morning Joe to talk about the GOP presidential race and Florida today. During the interview, he told the panel he is skeptical of President Obama’s jobs bill and wants Florida to be a “model for the country.”

Obama says jobs plan could add thousands of education and infrastructure positions in Florida

By | 09.12.11 | 3:48 pm

A state-by-state look at the American Jobs Act, which President Obama presented to Congress last week, shows that Florida could gain thousands of education and infrastructure jobs. However, state GOP policymakers are already showing early signs that they might not participate in the president’s efforts.

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