Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – July 22nd
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said significant changes within her department have led to dramatically lower review times for concealed carry permits. She said that the average review time for people without an arrest record have been reduced from 50 days to one. Additionally, those with a record now average 25 days, down from 88 previously.
- The Tri-County employment picture looked super strong again with a total of 55,700 private sector jobs having been added and unemployment rates that range from 3.2% to 3.6% in South Florida. All below the national average.
- The Florida Impact Estimating Committee is scheduled to hold workshops to determine the economic impact to the state of two proposed constitutional amendments for Florida’s 2020 ballot. This is now required by law in Florida. The workshop for the “Assault Weapons Ban” will be held on July 30th and the workshop for the “Citizenship” language requirement is scheduled for August 1st
- The Seminole Hark Rock “Guitar tower” will begin accepting reservations on Wednesday. It’s scheduled to open October 24th.