August 1, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

Will Short Gorham | 9/20/2012

› More than two-thirds in U.S. live paycheck to paycheck
More than two-thirds of Americans are now living paycheck to paycheck, according to a survey released on Wednesday by the American Payroll Association.

› Miami-Dade asks employee unions to approve redesigned health-insurance plan
For county employees, the good news is that a healthcare concession imposed this year will likely go away. The bad news is that health-insurance costs are rising, which will mean higher co-pays or higher dependent premiums.

› Orlando International Airport likes free train, but asks for more info
The board of Orlando International Airport declined Wednesday to vote even informally in favor of a privately financed high-tech train that could be worth $315 million. Instead, the board asked Tony Morris, the owner of American Maglev, first to provide it with an in-depth ridership study and how the proposed train could affect the sales of rental-car companies that pay millions for space at the airport.

› USF Health announces new alliance with Lakeland Regional
The University of South Florida is creating a new health system with Lakeland Regional Medical Center as its first hospital member, university President Judy Genshaft announced Wednesday.

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