October 20, 2014

Monday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

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› Miami ranks as 7th top global city in Wealth Report
Miami rose to seventh place in a recent survey of the most important global cities to the world’s wealthy. Miami and New York were the only North American cities to make the top ten list of the Wealth Report, which is issued annually by London-based real estate consultancy Knight Frank.

› Lawmaker seeks to revamp Florida's medical malpractice system
Within days of the Florida Supreme Court eradicating medical-malpractice damage limits, a Central Florida Republican laid out his vision for turning the entire system on its ear. Trial costs would be eliminated, and so would accusations of negligence or medical malpractice.

› Surge in Affordable Care Act enrollment as deadline nears
With a week to go before the March 31 deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, South Florida enrollment efforts have surged. Organizers from elected officials to religious institutions are marshaling one last campaign to cover as many eligible consumers as possible.

› Tampa's land-use website for citizens, businesses still balky
Two of Mayor Bob Buckhorn's top priorities are for City Hall to be tech-savvy and user-friendly for business. But when the city rolled out the first phase of a new online planning portal in December, it ran into problems on both fronts. Now some of the very people Buckhorn wants to impress are exasperated instead.

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