August 20, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

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› A Florida first? Rick Scott gets sued for not appointing an LG
It's been so long since Gov. Rick Scott had a second-in-command that a Florida political activist has sued, alleging the governor's nine-month failure to replace Jennifer Carroll with a new lieutenant governor violates the law.

› Aspiring Florida lawyer cheers as California grants license to undocumented immigrant
Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the United States with his family when he was 9. He was still a child when his visa expired. But he never left. He stayed in the Tampa area, became an Eagle Scout, graduated at the top of his high school class, and earned a law degree at Florida State University. Now he wants a license to practice law.

› Orlando Sanford International Airport reports record year for traffic
Orlando Sanford International Airport reported a record year for passengers in 2013, with more than 2 million people passing through the Seminole County airport. The airport said Monday that its year-end tally for 2013 was 2,033,620 passengers, an increase of 12 percent compared with 2012.

› LECOM offers new administration degree
Marcus and Jaime Babiak already have doctorate degrees and good jobs in the medical field, but that isn't stopping them from seeking another degree they hope will help them advance in their careers.

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