Claiming that Florida is in “the best fiscal health we’ve ever been,” the state's Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis, proposed using part of the state’s budget to defend candidates like Donald Trump from prosecution.
In Sept. 2020, the median home sale price in Florida was $292,300. As of Sept. 2023, that figure had risen to $402,900, a nearly 38% increase, according to Redfin. Renters are also paying more in the state. Since 2020, Florida’s average rent has increased by nearly 46%, from $1,460 in March 2020 to $2,128 in March 2023.
Households will be getting financial help to pay their energy bills — both cooling bills in summer and heating costs this winter — according to an announcement this week by the US Department of Health and Human Service (HHS).
“[These] charges are taking real money out of the pockets of American families. These junk fees can add up to hundreds of dollars, weighing down family budgets, making it harder to pay family bills,” President Biden said on Wednesday.
The proposed regulation would require employers to pay overtime to their salaried workers who are in executive, administrative, and professional roles, and make less than $1,059 a week, or $55,068 a year for full-time employees.