What you need to know about Florida today
› GOP says Scott not involved in drive to oust justices
Lenny Curry, chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, said Monday that GOP Gov. Rick Scott had nothing to do with the party’s drive to oust three justices from the state Supreme Court.
› South Florida hotels fare better this August than last
South Florida hotels are faring better because of two main factors, experts say: an improving U.S. economy and a surge in international visitors, especially from South America.
› Port of Tampa prepares to unveil new railroad line to boost cargo, ethanol markets
The port is nearing completion of the $11 million Tampa Gateway Rail Terminal, a 2-mile rail loop that will speed the unloading of ethanol-bearing trains and cargo-bearing ships.
› Entrepreneurial spirit grows at FSU
As Florida State strives to establish itself as an entrepreneurial university, taking one of its “big ideas’ for fundraising and converting it into reality, the music school of all places is ground zero away from the College of Business.
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