What you need to know about Florida today
› Marlins hire new PR firm
Maybe a new slogan will help? The Miami Marlins on Tuesday announced the hiring of a new public relations firm to help with the team’s battered image on the heels of jettisoning star players and renewed backlash against tax dollars used to build the team’s new baseball park.
› Jacksonville mayor wants to invest $9 million in downtown
Using savings generated by refinancing municipal bonds, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown said Tuesday he wants to invest $11 million in economic development projects.
› Pasco hires headhunting firm for county administrator search
County commissioners chose a Tallahassee headhunting firm Tuesday to help find a replacement for retiring Administrator John Gallagher, and began planning to involve community leaders in the hiring process.
› Sarasota County offers to buy springs for $2 million
The Sarasota County Commission unanimously decided to offer the city of North port $2 million for its half interest in Warm Mineral Springs. The money would come from the county's share of revenue from the tourist attraction until the amount is paid in full.
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