August 29, 2014

Tuesday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/25/2014

› The Central Florida-Based Opposition to Potential Expanded Gambling
As the 2014 legislative session looms in Tallahassee, there's a renewed debate about what happens roughly 500 miles south of the state capitol. State lawmakers are toying with the idea of expanding the gambling industry in South Florida--but in Central Florida, not everyone agrees with the proposed changes.

› Pension tension: House lawmakers criticize study delay
Despite outward signs of support, Gov. Rick Scott's administration quietly endangered a top priority of fellow Republicans in the Legislature by delaying a financial analysis needed to help justify a public-worker pension-reform plan.

› Hedge fund wants special meeting on Red Lobster spinoff
Hedge fund Starboard Value called Monday for a special meeting of Darden Restaurants shareholders over the company's plans to get rid of Red Lobster. Starboard wants the meeting so stockholders can vote on a nonbinding resolution urging Orlando-based Darden to hold off on its Red Lobster plans.

› Southwest Florida used car demand peaks early
The peak used car buying season is getting off to an early start nationwide and the increased demand is making some cars hard to find and a little more expensive at Southwest Florida used car dealers.

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