August 23, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/16/2013

› SunPass Now Sold In Vending Machines at Official Florida Welcome Centers
SunPass electronic tolling transponders can now be purchased at the vending machines at three Official Florida Welcome Centers and an Interstate 4 rest area.

› VR Labs acknowledges delays in latest report to Lee County officials
VR Labs Inc. employs four people and has spent $4,694,548 in qualified capital investment, the company says in its annual report to Lee County on the company’s progress under the requirements of a jobs stimulus grant project.

› Dream Defenders announce plans to leave Capitol
The announcement comes amid reports that the Dream Defenders protesters and other critics of Florida's "stand your ground" law don't have enough political support to call lawmakers to Tallahassee for a special session on the topic.

› Housing too costly for many travel and tourism workers
The Center for Housing Policy examined salaries and housing costs in 207 metro areas across the country, paying special attention to workers in the travel and tourism industry. What they found is familiar to folks living here: Wages for many workers in that sector make in very difficult to either buy a home or rent a decent apartment.

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