August 1, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 12/6/2013

› Tampa scraps proposal for early alcohol sales at bars
Tampa City Council's proposal to curb after-hours criminal behavior by requiring bars and restaurants to buy a special permit to serve alcohol past midnight died Thursday in a hail of opposition from business owners.

› Florida justices hear medical marijuana arguments
The effort to let Floridians decide whether medical marijuana should be allowed ran into a skeptical Florida Supreme Court Thursday. The state’s highest court heard arguments over whether the ballot language of the constitutional initiative is accurate or misleading.

› Southwest Airlines to end operations in Key West
On June 7, 2014, Southwest will close its operations at Key West International Airport (EYW), Branson Airport in Missouri and Jackson-Evers International Airport in Mississippi.

› Tampa International awards contract for big expansion
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority unanimously voted this morning to hire a firm to design and build the first, nearly $1 billion phase of Tampa International Airport's master plan for expansion.

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