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Capital Report: November 24, 2023

Mobile home parks are the last affordable option for many renters in Florida. But when mobile home owners face eviction, there's often more at stake than their place at the park. Garbriella Paul tells us about one Dade City woman’s experience.

Despite lots of hand-wringing, and even legislation, the property insurance situation in Florida is still anything but stable. The ongoing rate increases are just one trouble area. An investigation by our partners at WLRN at Miami has found that Citizens Property Insurance is using unlicensed inspectors as it cranks up the number of home inspections. Danny Rivero has the story.

Under a new Florida law, teachers unions that don't collect dues from at least 60 percent of eligible members risk decertification. That has some unions scrambling, as WMFE’s Danielle Prieur reports.

The holiday shopping season will be in full this week. WUSF's Matthew Peddie talks with University of South Florida economist Michael Snipes about traditions like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But first, we hear from Pat Largo. He's organizing "Shop-a-palooza" in St. Petersburg this weekend. It's focused on highlighting LOCAL businesses.

The holidays are here, and whether you participate by shopping or donating – it can be all too easy to fall vulnerable to potential scammers. WLRN’s Ammy (Amy) Sanchez spoke about holiday scams – and how to avoid them – with Cinthya Lavin [LAH-vin], vice president of communications for the Better Business Bureau in South Florida. The B-B-B is a nonprofit that tracks and manages consumer complaints.

Florida government officials recently inducted nearly 2 dozen former service members into the state’s veteran’s hall of fame. The decision comes at the behest of Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Cabinet. As Adrian Andrews reports, this year’s class marks one of the largest inductions in state history.