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Florida Matters: The Way Forward for Florida’s Economy

Economists disagree about how to deal with a recession. Some say direct government spending is best while others argue cutting back on government spending and putting money in people’s pockets works better. We’ll talk about these arguments and weigh the economic proposals being made by the two people who want to be Florida’s next governor — Rick Scott and Alex Sink. Join us tonight at 6:30 on WUSF 89.7.

Weigh in: What do you think is the best way for government to help jump-start the economy? And in your own life, how have you noticed that recovery is not coming as quickly as some officials had hoped?

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Florida Matters: The Economic Impact of the Oil Spill

Pools of oil are washing ashore along Florida’s coast, coating the sand with tar balls and sludge. And though it’s only panhandle beaches that have oil on them so far, hoteliers and tourism officials in the Tampa Bay area say visitors think all of the state’s coastline is covered. In the shadow of the Gulf oil spill, we’ll check in on business along the Bay area’s beaches, this week on Florida Matters. Join us tonight at 6:30 on WUSF 89.7.

Weigh in: If you’re a beachside business owner, how is the oil spill impacting your operation? And for travelers, how is it changing your summer vacation plans?

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