State Forecasting $1 billion Budget Surplus

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Florida’s state economists are forecasting a nearly $1 billion budget surplus over the next year, powered by growth in sales tax collections and increased consumer spending spurred by lower gas prices.

Without Hispanics, Gov. Scott Would Have Lost

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Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist ran almost neck-and-neck with Hispanic voters in the November 4, election, according to a new post-election poll commissioned by the Republican Party of Florida.

Health Departments Offer Free Testing on World Aids Day

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Florida has been heavily impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The state continues to rank third in the nation in the cumulative number of AIDS cases (126,581 in 2012) and second in the nation in the cumulative number of HIV cases (49,058 in 2012).