September 20, 2017
Florida Business News

Florida may set up gasoline reserve for hurricanes

Still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Florida lawmakers may consider setting up gas reserves and whether to make food and water available along major highways.

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Tavistock's role in developing rural Florida

Nobody has done more to spur interest in east-central Florida than Tavistock, the private investment firm founded by billionaire Joe Lewis.

Florida joins other states seeking marketing information from opioid makers

Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday that Florida has joined a number of other states seeking marketing information from opioid makers.

Early estimates peg Hurricane Irma damage at as much as $65 billion

The damage totals from Hurricane Irma are still being tallied, but early numbers estimate that the storm is estimated to have caused between $42.5 billion and $65 billion of damage.

Florida will burn Irma's trash, use it to power homes

Florida has one-fifth of the nation's waste-to-energy (WTE) capacity. It has 11 WTE facilities, more than any other state.

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