Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Children could be Florida budget winners
Thanks to a budget surplus and an election year, Florida's children could gain protection, education, developmental screening and other services during the upcoming legislative session. More at CBS Miami and the News Service of Florida.
Brevard athletes miss out on top college scholarships
More than 8,500 student-athletes are in Brevard County. Last year, less than 1 percent of them went on to play sports in college on scholarship. According to the NCAA, the national average is 5 percent. Are Brevard athletes overlooked? More at Florida Today.
Cold slows Florida strawberry harvest
Electric version of Grand Prix courting Miami
The Formula E Championship is pursuing Miami for an updated version of the Grand Prix races that used to roar through downtown. This iteration would involve battery-powered “Formula E” race cars, where pit stops involve the driver hopping into a new, fully-charged vehicle.
The recent spate of cold weather has slowed Florida strawberry production. Growers, however, expect adequate volume for Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day promotions and say retailers can plan for heavier volume beginning in late February and early March. More at the The Grower.
South Florida resort spas rated among best in U.S.
Topping the list of the top 25 nationwide is Spa Palazzo at the Boca Beach Club at Boca Raton Resort & Club, followed by the spa at Four Seasons Resort Palm Beach, No. 6. Eau Spa at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is No. 13, and The Spa at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens ranked No. 25. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Workers will see more benefits than employers if medical marijuana is approved
While the economic impact of legalizing medicinal marijuana might be uncertain, the ramifications on the workplace and company policies will be pretty clear, and they will mostly favor the worker who gets a prescription to use the drug. More at the Florida Times-Union.
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