October 2, 2014

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| 2/4/2013

› Universal Orlando claims millions in tax breaks via program meant to help 'high-crime' areas
Records obtained by the Orlando Sentinel show that Universal has claimed more than $2.3 million worth of state tax credits since mid-2010 based on jobs it added to accommodate the millions of travelers flocking to Wizarding World.

› Shooting straight: Florida's gun laws 101
Many gun owners, especially those who only take the weapon to the shooting range a few times a year, could easily end up doing something it would never occur to them is illegal, according to Travis Brunson, owner of Guns on 41 in Fort Myers. Training in gun laws is an especially relevant issue now, with so many first-time gun buyers coming into the market.

› Cell phone antennas being placed next to homes
Cell phone towers for years have generated concerns from neighbors, but now a new batch of antennas could pop up with little or no warning on utility poles, right next to homes.

› Gov. Scott asks for money for housing program
Gov. Rick Scott has requested $50 million under his 2013-14 budget plan for a popular affordable housing program that has gone unfunded for several years.

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