Is Florida Back To Work Yet?

Sep 13, 2013

Touting his job-creation record, Governor Rick Scott says it’s time to cut taxes. But with questions about both the state's unemployment rate and education spending being lower than before the Great Recession, Democrats say the Governor’s priorities are off. 

Florida's economy is recovering, and Governor Rick Scott says "conservative pro-growth policies" are the reason.
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In Miami-Dade, an active social media campaign and vocal supporters at town halls have saved public libraries from budget cuts - for now - after the county commission decided to raid its reserves. So was Mayor Carlos Gimenez wrong to declare that the "age of libraries was probably ending?"  

Plus: South Florida loses the mainstay of English-language production here with the finale of the TV series, Burn Notice.

Host Tom Hudson speaks with panelists Glenn Garvin and Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald, Michael Mayo of the South Florida Sun Sentinel and Tim Padgett, Christine DiMattei and Arianna Prothero of WLRN.