February 28, 2015

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/25/2013

› Transit hub and affordable homes to revitalize Miami’s Liberty City
Rocked by scandal and delayed for more than a decade, the construction of a long-sought Liberty City transit hub that will also offer shopping and affordable housing is finally under way.

› Osceola schools tout $10 million in energy-cost savings
Osceola County schools say they've saved more than $10 million in energy costs since starting a districtwide conservation effort three years ago.

› Bondi urges Floridians to seek mortgage deal cash, despite passed deadline
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi on Thursday urged Floridians who believe they are eligible for a portion of the National Mortgage Settlement to continue to apply even though the deadline expired Friday

› Florida cracking down on food stamp fraud
Florida officials are cracking down on fraud in the food stamp program through a new system that verifies client's identities before an application is processed.

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