Take a look at the last receipt you got from a hotel stay in Florida. You’ll likely notice a number of taxes and fees. Some of that money goes toward what’s called a tourism development tax and is meant to be used for a tourism-related projects. Now state lawmakers are digging into what exactly counts as tourism related.

The Florida House has passed a bill making it easier for firearm dealers to pay for background checks.

The renting population is booming throughout Florida, according to a study by, a national apartment search website.


Miami, with 68 percent, ranks third in the country for the largest proportion of renters versus homeowners. Jersey City and Newark, both in New Jersey, top the list. 

New Regulations For Vacation Rentals Possible

Jan 31, 2018

A measure looking to preempt local ordinances regulating vacation rentals cleared its first hurdle today in the Florida Legislature. The Senate Community Affairs Committee passed the bill by a vote of 4-2.

Florida could ease some of the restrictions now in place for so-called payday loans.