What you need to know about Florida today
› Medicare cuts to eliminate 36,000 jobs; Hospitals prepare
Southwest Florida hospital leaders are bracing for Medicare cuts that a study says could result in the loss of nearly 36,000 health-care jobs in Florida next year.
› Human and Machine Cognition names new board member
Alain T. Rappaport, a scientist and Internet and software entrepreneur, has been named to the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition board of directors.
› Arts leaders weigh in on how to take Miami to the next level
Miami's cultural immaturity is both an excuse for its shortcomings and a reason to cheer.
› Republican Party works to remove state Supreme Court justices
The Republican Party of Florida waded into a traditionally apolitical fight Friday, announcing it will oppose the retention of three state Supreme Court justices on the November ballot.
› 408 is 'cash cow' of Orlando toll system
The 22-mile-long road brings in 41 percent of the tolls, or more than $108 million during the 2011 fiscal year. About $158 million was collected on the remaining 83 miles of the system. Take the 408 out of the mix and there would not be enough tolls coming in to cover the debt the expressway incurred to build and maintain the system.
› Lawsuit: Digital Domain had no chance
In a shareholder suit spawned by the collapse of Digital Domain Media Group, an investor accuses former Chairman and Chief Executive John Textor of fraud and “materially false and misleading statements” in his public pronouncements about the company.