Florida Five: Wasserman Schultz faces pivotal 2014, Population explodes with job growth

Here is the final Florida Five for 2013 and we look forward to bringing you the top political stories from around the state as we move into the New Year! Happy New Year!

DWS - God nade a liberalDebbie Wasserman Schultz will face pivotal 2014: As 2014 starts, Debbie Wasserman Schultz will face some interesting decisions in the new year which will impact her political future. Read more.

Emergency jobless benefits expire:  Tens of thousands of Floridians are bracing to lose their long-term unemployment benefits Saturday.Read more.

Talks underway to outsource trails sponsorship program: The state is negotiating with a private company to take over a park sponsorship program after failing to get any businesses to pay for advertisements along some of Florida’s prime trails. Read more.

Raising  age for dropping out: 21 states require students to be 18 to drop out of school. And as Matt Horn reports, Florida is looking at joining those states with a higher drop out rate. Read more.

Getty Image via NewsMax
Getty Image via NewsMax

Florida poised to become third most-populous state: For Florida, the population estimates set to be released Monday could come with a side of bragging rights. This may finally be the year Florida overcomes New York as the nation’s third most-populous state. Read more.

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