Florida News that impacts you – October 28th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Over 6.4 million Floridians have already voted as of Tuesday’s update from the Florida Division of Elections. 302,000 more Democrats have cast ballots than Republicans on back of a surge of vote by mail ballots, however Republicans have outvoted Democrats for seven consecutive days – including outvoting Democrats by 52,000 votes in the prior day.
- All Floridians with vote by mail ballots should now drop them off in person at a drop box, which are available at most early voting sites. Tuesday was the last day state officials recommended mailing a vote by mail ballot to ensure they arrive in time.
- Florida’s economy continues to outperform economists' estimates. After Florida produced $177 million in more tax revenue than expected in August, the gains were even larger in September. The state beat revenue estimates by greater than $230 million last month.
- Governor DeSantis announced Florida is using a $5 million grants from the US Department of Labor to help recovering addicts enter the workforce through workplace training. The new initiative is called Support to Communities: Fostering Opioid Recovery through Workforce Development. Addicts will be skills tested while in recovery and training will be provided to help with job placement upon completion of recovery programs.