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The ballot proposals include a tax on millionaires in Massachusetts, bus system improvements in the Detroit region and a penny sales tax in Orange County, Fla.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted his crackdown on voter fraud, but some believe it's just a political stunt. Of 19 people arrested for allegedly registering and voting illegally, 12 were registered as Democrats and at least 13 are Black.
The state wants to quickly rebuild the Sanibel Causeway, heavily damaged by Ian, and the only road onto a barrier island. But researchers say the focus should be on building more resilient infrastructure for a changing climate.
Counties in the southwest are considering all voting contingencies, including flexibility with mail ballots and the location of polling places. There are about 1.3 million registered voters in the region.
The CEO of PostcardMania, a company based in Clearwater, Fla., has issued an apology to its employees after downplaying the severity of Hurricane Ian and encouraging staff to bring their pets and families to the office and not miss work.
Nearly every county in South Florida is experiencing job growth; Fort Lauderdale metro area had a jobless rate of 2.8 percent in August and Palm Beach County was at 2.9 percent. But inflation still threatens to upturn the market.
Financial experts say the Florida governor’s ban on so-called “woke” investment policies that consider “environmental, social and governance” issues may affect pensions for state retirees. But others disagree on the ban’s impact.
The Florida county’s election supervisor, Alan Hays, has claimed that the county’s Republican Party and other groups have perpetuated “outright lies” of voter fraud during the 2020 elections and claims intended to cast doubt on mail voting.
The site called the Capitolist, positioned as an independent source of news and which aimed its content directly at statehouse decision makers, was bankrolled and controlled by executives of Florida Power and Light.