Fishkind Commentary: Better Water Quality Finally Possible In Florida
Fishkind Commentary: The Quality Of Education In Florida Is Better Than You Think
On Monday, Governor Rick Scott announced his proposal to boost Florida’s education funding. He wants to increase spending to $7,176 per student, about $261 higher than this school year. If legislators approve, overall public school spending would jump to nearly $20 million. This week, economic analyst Hank Fishkind looks at the spending proposal in light of the recent “Quality Counts” nationwide education report. It gave Florida a score of C+, lower than last year’s B- but topping this year’s national grade of C-. Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Creston that when it comes to education spending, Florida knows how to get a lot of bang for its buck.
Fishkind Commentary: Financial Anxiety In The New Year
Fishkind Commentary: 3-Year Economic Outlook Starts Rosy, Gets Complicated
Over the past few weeks, 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind has explained the host of recent reports that paint an optimistic financial picture for the end of 2014. As the year comes to a close, Fishkind considers the three-year economic outlook for the Orlando area, the state of Florida, and the country. He begins by telling 90.7’s Nicole Creston that throughout 2015, all signs point to growth…but starting around 2016, it gets a bit more complicated.
Fishkind Commentary: Florida's Economy Gets Boost From Low Gas Prices
If you traveled by car over the Thanksgiving holiday, you might’ve found that filling your gas tank was significantly cheaper than you expected. Gas prices are down worldwide, and that may have OPEC in a tailspin but it's great for Florida’s tourism-driven economy, according to economic analyst Hank Fishkind. This week, Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Creston who wins and who loses when gas prices fall.
Fishkind Commentaries: Two Competing Ideas for Florida's Budget
Fishkind Commentaries: What Is Quantitative Easing, And Why Should We Care That It's Over?
The Federal Reserve Bank announced last week that it’s going to put the brakes on “quantitative easing.” QE is a practice aimed at helping the US economy recover that’s been in place since the Great Recession. This week, economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains quantitative easing to 90.7’s Matthew Peddie – how it works, why the Fed is calling it off, and what effect its ending will have on our wallets.
Fishkind Commentary: The Economy Is Better Than You Think
Central Florida’s economic recovery is going well- and so is the rest of the country’s according to Economic Commentator Hank Fishkind. He tells 90.7’s Matthew Peddie the economy will be a factor in the upcoming election. Fishkind began the conversation by discussing the economic recovery in Central Florida.
Fishkind Commentary: Finding Budget Cuts in Florida's Criminal Justice System
Florida’s current budget of $77 billion included cuts of over $500 million – but is there room for improvement?
90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind thinks so. This week, he talks to 90.7’s Matthew Peddie about three areas of budget cuts that could save the state money.
He first began by talking about the death penalty – and the savings to the State if Florida abolished it.