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03/09/2017 - 11:55am in Fishkind Commentaries
Last week in his address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump emphasized the need to get the economy growing faster to create more jobs because 94 million Americans are not working. 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind says since there are 254 million people in the US, this would mean 37 percent of the population is not working.
02/21/2017 - 2:29pm in Fishkind Commentaries
State lawmakers are already taking up parts of Gov. Rick Scott’s $83.5 billion proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year starting July 1st. Scott’s plan focuses on cutting $618 million of mostly business taxes to promote job growth.
02/07/2017 - 1:51pm in Fishkind Commentaries
It’s been a roller coaster ride recently for tourism, an industry vital to central Florida’s economy.
On the national level, a federal judge temporarily blocked President Trump’s executive order restricting some immigration and travel to the US.
01/31/2017 - 5:05pm in Fishkind Commentaries
Gov. Rick Scott Tuesday released his official budget proposal for the 2017 fiscal year. It includes what economic analyst Hank Fishkind calls an “ambitious” $618 million tax cut program. Its centerpiece is a $454 million cut in the taxes that businesses pay to rent space.
01/17/2017 - 2:06pm in Fishkind Commentaries
Economic analyst Hank Fishkind says two recent developments in financial news offer a preview of money matters for the coming year: details of the new Congressional budget resolution and retail sales data for the US and Florida.