April 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/10/2013

› Senate President Don Gaetz's former company sued for Medicaid fraud
The U.S. Department of Justice has sued the hospice company founded by Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, accusing the company of engaging in Medicare fraud for more than 11 years, including during the time Gaetz was vice chairman.

› Tampa restaurant scraps lion-meat tacos after furor
A South Florida restaurant has stood out by selling tacos with exotic meats like bison, shark and ostrich. But its latest addition of lion meat has caused some anger in the community.

› Could the Mess in Miami Pave the Way for the LA Dolphins?
The Miami Dolphins have become embroiled in a nasty impasse with the Florida Legislature over the funding of improvements to Sun Life Stadium. That impasse has all but certainly cost South Florida a chance to host Super Bowl L or Super Bowl LI. Could it cost them the Dolphins altogether?

› Hollywood Police Department losing some officers to BSO
Nineteen officers plan to trade in their Hollywood badges to take jobs with the Broward Sheriff's Office in the next few weeks, a union official said. The exodus comes at a time of lingering outrage over pay cuts and drastic pension reform. The cuts were made after the city declared financial urgency in 2011.

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