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Lawmakers scrutinize economic incentive programs as budget battles brew

Gray Swoope, CEO of Enterprise Florida and the Secretary of Commerce, said of state incentives to business, “The story is more jobs, better wages, better return and less money going out. It’s a strong story.� File photo by Ana

Lawmakers in both chambers of the Legislature are taking a closer look at Florida’s economic incentives programs, after high-profile failures have left state taxpayers paying for companies that went bankrupt and failed to provide the promised jobs.

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