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ITES: Final Swing State Thoughts

This is the final entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. For more than 100 days this series presented and analyzed the economic news of five swing states from the five regions of the country. Excluding this final post, just fewer than 17,600 words … Continue reading

ITES: Falling Confidence, Redevelopment Efforts

This is the fourteenth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. Unemployment is down – but so is consumer confidence. As several communities unveil economic development plans, others look to penny taxes and proposals for closing gaping budget deficits. With summer rapidly approaching, it … Continue reading

ITES: Obamacare & Business Breaks

This is the tenth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. For political junkies this week marked a three-day Super Bowl-like affair. The spectacle came complete with paid, professional line-holders and eager anticipation ahead of daily released audio recordings and transcripts. The excitement was fueled by the … Continue reading

ITES: Reports of Jobs & Corruption

This is the ninth entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. With colleges in the midst of the spring break season, seniors will be returning to campus with added anxiety about the real world that is now just around the bend. Fortunately, the most recent state report … Continue reading

ITES: Profiling Florida’s Economy

This is the third entry in ”It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. It is in the Sunshine State where North is south and South is north – politically at least. It is a state made infamous for butterfly ballots and hanging chads, and is famous for Mickey Mouse and … Continue reading

“It’s the Economy, Stupid” – Intro to Blogging 2012 Swing States

This is the first entry in “It’s the Economy, Stupid” a 15-part series analyzing the local economic news in five swing states. If the acrimonious debt ceiling debate of this past summer, the maneuverings and failure of the Super Committee this past fall, and the pivoting and re-pivoting to “jobs, jobs, JOBS,” by every presidential candidate has not … Continue reading

Florida to Spend $1.2 Billion on Questionable Rail Project

This post was originally published on the Public Notice: Bankrupting America Blog.  Florida Representative John L. Mica (R) is lobbying for a $1.2 billion Central Florida commuter rail line. As reported in the New York Times, the Department of Transportation ranks the project as one of the nation’s “least cost effective mass transit efforts.” Since 1992, Representative Mica, Chairman of … Continue reading