July 29, 2014

Wednesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/4/2013

› Tobacco-Free Facilites can Save Companies $1,000s
The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce and FloridaWorks’ first Company ‘Lifestyle’ Series was all about how instituting a tobacco-free facility can save companies both time and money, with presentations by Tobacco Free Alachua and Sandvik Mining.

› Abandoned loose change at airports could benefit service members
The House passed a bill Tuesday that would require the Transportation Security Administration to give to non-profit groups such as the United Service Organization the approximately $500,000 in quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies collected every year at airport screening stations.

› Regulators approve nearly $5 a month hike in electric bills
Florida’s Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved a $4.90 monthly increase for Florida Power & Light’s residential customers using 1,000 kilowatt hours, beginning in January, bringing the total bill to $100.01.
» Related: Regulators approve rate hike for Gulf Power

› Developers propose loosening Ag Reserve building limits
More stores, restaurants and other commercial construction could spread across farmland in Palm Beach County's Agricultural Reserve under developers' new push to ease building limits.

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