October 20, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/1/2013

› In Florida, Wasserman-Schultz responds to GOP attacks on health law
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democrat from Weston, countered criticisms about the cost of the new health plans. Wasserman Schultz cited the cases of three South Floridians: a breast cancer survivor, a self-employed consultant and a pre-kindergarten teacher.

› Fla. landowners may plan prescribed fires
It is now easier for Florida landowners to plan prescribed fires that will help conservation efforts for dozens of imperiled species while also reducing the likelihood of wildfires, according to The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency said it had issued a biological opinion to the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service that streamlines the process for private landowners. Many of the areas in the opinion represent some of America's most endangered ecosystems, including the Florida scrub, longleaf pine sandwhill and pine rocklands.

› Profile: Iconic outdoors shop owner Bill Jackson turns 98
Bill Jackson, founder of one of the largest and most well-known outdoor specialty shops in Florida and the nation, celebrated his birthday this past Monday with much fanfare. People from all over Florida came to pay homage to the man who not only introduced thousands to backpacking, camping, fishing and hunting but who also is credited with being one of the pioneers of the state's scuba diving scene.

› Jacksonville utility to pay employee bonuses
It’s been a good year for JEA employees. Most of the taxpayer-owned utility’s 1,950 workers will take home $1,000 bonus checks in mid-November for reaching consumer-satisfaction and cost-cutting goals that JEA says resulted in more than $31 million in savings last fiscal year.

Tags: Daily Pulse

In case you missed it:

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Trend Video Pick

Adam Smith on the final gubernatorial debate
Adam Smith on the final gubernatorial debate

Adam Smith, Political Editor for the Tampa Bay Times, tells you what to watch for in the final debate between Rick Scott and Charlie Crist, which takes place Tuesday night. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Are you comfortable with the idea of a cashless society?

  • Yes - in fact I am excited about using my phone to pay
  • Why not - I use debit/credit all the time anyway
  • Maybe - it's inevitable, but I don't like it
  • No - I'll be using paper money as long as possible

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe