April 24, 2015

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

Will Short Gorham | 9/13/2012

› Florida voting list lawsuit mostly settled
Florida’s attempt to screen voting rolls for non-U.S. citizens is yielding a smaller number than state officials anticipated.
Related:
» State identifies, removes 207 noncitizens on Florida voter rolls

› Unions voice opposition to Jackson ER privatization proposal
Jackson Memorial’s emergency room and rape treatment center could be operated by third-party medical staffs under a proposal drawing the ire of some Miami-Dade union members.

› New brand, new logo, new campaign for Manatee County tourism
The Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau on Wednesday unveiled a new marketing campaign aimed at further distinguishing Manatee County from competing Gulf Coast tourist hot spots like Sarasota and St. Petersburg.
» Related:
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Kissimmee tourism leaders to push pride in their area
» Collier commissioners hooked on idea of artificial reefs to attract tourists

› RNC boosts Tampa Bay area hotel occupancy 48 percent
The Republican National Convention pushed Tampa Bay area hotel occupancy up 48 percent and doubled per room revenue, according to an industry research firm. STR, which compiles data for the hotel industry, said the bay area "recorded the largest performance increases among the top 25 U.S. markets."

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