August 20, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/3/2014

› Selmon Expressway becomes testing ground for automated vehicles
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority said Friday the Selmon Expressway has become one of 10 sites nationwide where researchers can study the safety and performance of automated vehicles.

› Successful restaurants serve up seconds, thirds and sometimes more
The National Restaurant Association’s annual outlook for the U.S. restaurant industry predicts sales will hit a record high of $683.4 billion this year. It would be the fifth consecutive year for revenue growth.

› Few Floridians get help promised to 'underwater' homeowners
Far fewer Floridians than expected are likely to benefit from a program the state rolled out four months ago to help homeowners who were "under water" on their mortgages.

› Medicaid growth not a Tallahassee priority
Even as the costs of not expanding Medicaid in Florida increasingly worry businesses, health care providers and patients, the issue remains on the back burner of state politics and is a longshot for approval in the coming legislative session.

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