September 21, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 4/24/2013

› House, Senate not budging on Medicaid plans
With less than two weeks left in the session, Republican leaders in the House seem unwilling to accept any money tied to the federal Affordable Care Act. Now the decision may come down to a moderate bloc of House Republicans - or it may fizzle entirely.

› 5 questions with Port Everglades director of business development
Broward County's Port Everglades last year became Florida's busiest seaport for international cargo shipped in metal containers, the most lucrative part of the shipping business. The port's trade with the world reached $24 billion in value, and Port Everglades shipped out $4 billion more in goods than it brought in.

› Sarasota passes new panhandling ban
Many of the intersections where people normally hold signs asking for money were conspicuously quiet Tuesday, shortly before city commissioners passed an ordinance prohibiting the action.

› The dogfight between South Florida pet owners, condo associations
Steve Vincent lives in a pet-free condo in Miami Beach. And yet the Bay Garden Manor Condominium on West Avenue has its share of dogs. A loophole the size of an English sheepdog allows condo owners to keep pets, regardless of the association rules, if they can get them classified as “emotional support animals.”

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