Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Housing rebound facing an obstacle: Too few homes
The shortage of homes is occurring just as ordinary Americans want to buy again. And tight supply isn't the only factor slowing what is otherwise shaping up as the strongest spring buying season since the housing boom ended nearly seven years ago. More at the AP.
Florida House passes "right to speak" bill
A bill being sent to Gov. Rick Scott seeks to make sure that Floridians have the right to be heard - and not just seen - at local government and state agency meetings. The measure (SB 50) won final approval from the Florida House on a 113-2 vote Wednesday. The bill won 40-0 passage in the Senate earlier in the session. More at the AP.
Florida virtual students get unexpected down time
Florida students taking online courses through Florida Virtual School and its affiliates found themselves without access to their classes over the past couple of days. They won't be penalized for getting their work done late. The reason? Someone attacked the system with a Distributed Denial of Service hack. More at the Tampa Bay Times.
Orlando might keep alcohol flowing downtown till 3 a.m.
Orlando is working on a far-reaching proposal for its thriving and sometimes out-of-control nightclub scene downtown, including banning those younger than 21 from most clubs and giving bar patrons an extra hour to drink. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
Miami Dolphins holding job fair for Sun Life Stadium project
The Miami Dolphins will hold a job fair on Thursday for a project that may not happen. As the team touts a proposed $350 million renovation of Sun Life Stadium as a job creator worthy of tax dollars, the Dolphins will open up Sun Life Stadium on Thursday to aspiring construction workers, laborers and others who would want to work on the project. More at the Miami Herald.
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