October 31, 2014

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 1/31/2014

› Florida voters back minimum wage hike
In what could be an emerging political issue, Florida voters overwhelmingly support an increase in the state’s minimum wage, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.

› Darden CEO should have less power, hedge fund says
Chief Executive Officer Clarence Otis shouldn't also be chairman of Orlando-based Darden Restaurants, a hedge fund targeting the company said Thursday.

› State lawmaker continues push for repeal of 'utility tax' for new nukes
Backed by a handful of supporters, Dudley, D-St. Petersburg, urged state leaders to stop the "utility tax" that has allowed Duke Energy to collect money from its 1.7 million customers for new nuclear power they will never receive.

› Surf's up for freewheeling visions of Cocoa Beach
A giant replica of a surfboard, as tall as a cellphone tower, and a huge Ferris wheel may one day greet visitors to Cocoa Beach. Trees would line State Road 520 to provide shade for wide sidewalks and curbside cafes. That's just one of the ideas Cocoa Beach residents and businesses gave urban planners to develop the city's beach gateway.

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