Florida News that impacts you – September 11th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- The Florida Department of Health’s daily reporting of COVID-19 cases checked in just over 2,500 and brought the weekly average of new cases down to the lowest level since June 18th. At the peak of reported cases in mid-June Florida was averaging 11,900+ cases daily. The current average is a fifth of that total.
- Governor DeSantis announced Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation will allow the reopening of bars at 50% effective Monday.
- Four of the top five cities for retirement according to WalletHub are in Florida. Orlando ranked 1st nationally, with Tampa 2nd, Miami 4th and Fort Lauderdale 5th. They ranked 150 cities across affordability, activities, quality of life and health care.
- According the Florida’s Legislative Budget Commission, Florida’s economy won’t fully recover from the pandemic until 2024. According to budget estimates revenue shortfalls will total $2.7 billion this year, declining annually through the 2023-2024 legislative year. Florida has a balanced budget Constitutional mandate, so shortfalls will affect spending plans in future years. Florida has $4 billion in emergency reserves.