March 5, 2015

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 10/8/2013

› Stores, grocers eat restaurants' lunch
A little more bad news for restaurants: Visits to grocery and convenience stores for prepared lunches spiked 29 percent since 2008, while visits to restaurants for the noontime meal have declined 1 percent, according to a new NPD Group report.

› Hialeah awards millions of dollars in no-bid contracts
To speed up the construction of the new Milander Auditorium, the city of Hialeah granted more than $2 million in no-bid contracts to dozens of companies to finish the interior build-out, complete the kitchen and even buy curtains.

› Florida pushes new plan to remove non-citizens from voter rolls
What a difference a year makes. Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner told 20 state elections supervisors Monday that Florida has a new plan to purge non-citizens from the voter rolls, one that he said would not replicate the "mistakes" of a 2012 effort that was rife with errors and blasted as a partisan attempt to eliminate minority and Democratic voters.

› Tobacco Companies Rejected by U.S. High Court in Florida Case
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected the tobacco industry’s appeal of a Florida ruling that may help thousands of smokers sue cigarette makers over smoking-related illnesses.
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