Florida News – Highlights from around the state – January 27th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Governor DeSantis announced the long-awaited replacement for Common Core in Florida on Friday. The plan is called B.E.S.T, or the Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking. The new curriculum is a result of a one-year project Governor DeSantis tasked Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran with upon taking the post last January. More details on the program will be announced this week.
- Florida’s unemployment rate reached a new record low of 3%after adding 16,000 jobs in December.This includes an average unemployment rate of a record low 2.2% in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties.
- Florida’s Python Bowl led to the capture of 80 pythons in the Everglades. 750 hunters participated.The grand prize winner was Mike Kimmel who captured 8 pythons, while Kristian Hernandez was the rookie prize winner with six pythons caught and removed. Tom Rahill won the prize for the heaviest and longest pythons removed at 62 pounds and 12 feet 7 inches.
- The Super Bowl Experience opened yesterday at the Miami Beach Convention Center. The fan experience is open daily through Saturday night with tickets ranging from $20 to $40 with kids 12 and under free with adult admission.