April 17, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 3/7/2013

› Wage theft ordinances could be overturned by state legislation
The controversial issue of unpaid wages makes a return appearance at Florida's spring legislative session, which opened Tuesday. Two bills have been proposed that could overturn ordinances passed in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and force workers to go to court to fight for wages owed.

› Harris lands contract to improve on weather satellites
Harris Corp. announced Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract to study and make recommendations to help modernize the U.S. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center’s Defense Weather Systems Directorate.

› Market expansion may give downtown Tampa a grocery store
Downtown Tampa may soon have its own grocery store, though perhaps not the one people expect. Not a Publix, not a Sweetbay, not a Walmart or even a Trader Joe's.

› Kohl's awarding scholarships to student volunteers
Kohl’s Department Stores is accepting nominations until March 15 for Florida youngsters, ages 6 to 18, who have made a positive impact on their communities through philanthropic and volunteer efforts.

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