Florida GOP leaders tout economy, while ‘uncertainty’ remains

Gov. Ron DeSantis highlighted a need for manufacturing and transportation workers Thursday as weekly unemployment claims in Florida continue to roll in at pre-pandemic levels.

Meanwhile, Amy Baker, coordinator of the Legislature’s Office of Economic & Demographic Research, cautioned that risks remain, even as the state has seen better-than-expected tax revenues amid surging home sales and increased personal spending, fueled in part by federal Covid-19 stimulus packages.

“As federal funds start…