August 20, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/10/2013

› Regulators approve FPL biomass-power deal
The Florida Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved Juno Beach-based Florida Power & Light Co.’s contracts with U.S. EcoGen, LLC to purchase renewable power. U.S. EcoGen plans to construct biomass facilities in Okeechobee, Clay, and Martin Counties, with service expected to begin in 2019.

› Lawmakers re-direct money dedicated to low-income housing
Despite a cash-flush budget that has policymakers considering a grab-bag of corporate and stadium incentives, Florida lawmakers are still raiding a fund created two decades ago to help provide low-income housing.

› Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix will go on
The Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix will take place in Sarasota again this summer after all, with the Sarasota County Commission voting unanimously on Tuesday to provide $79,200 for the event.

› Smart marketing, community engagement help fuel Seraphic Fire
Surviving, let alone thriving, in the performing arts is a daunting proposition, but Miami’s Seraphic Fire seems to have been on a fast track over the past year and a half.

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