July 23, 2014

Thursday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/13/2014

› Sarasota County bans stores from selling synthetic marijuana
Convenience stores in Sarasota County will no longer be allowed to sell designer drugs like synthetic marijuana or bath salts.

› Electricity tax cut for business moving through Florida Legislature
Supporters hope that a proposal by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to gradually reduce the state sales tax paid by businesses on electricity will help its chances of being included in Gov. Rick Scott's goal of cutting $500 million in taxes and fees.

› State’s tallest observation tower advances
SkyRise Miami is to stretch 1,000 feet skyward and be home to a wide assortment of fun and adventure, from a nightclub to a tethered jump experience. The planned giant glass and steel tower looks a bit like a capital “R,” as it slopes back toward the area of the Hard Rock Cafe.

› 'Bollywood Oscars' team recruits bay area leaders to build buzz locally and abroad
Building buzz is something the organizers of the Indian film industry's version of the Academy Awards talk about a lot, and this week brings two initiatives to jump-start those conversations both locally and abroad.

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