August 28, 2014

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What you need to know about Florida today

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Scott's vetoes could sway voters in fall

When lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott the largest state budget in Florida history on Tuesday, they also presented the governor with a political dilemma. Scott can take an aggressive course with his veto pen or he can be more lenient. There could be political consequences either way. [Source: Sarasota Herald-Tribune]

See also:
» Record Florida budget lands on Governor Scott's desk
» Auto manufacturers ask Scott to veto $750,000 tab in legal fight with car dealers


Hiring outlook brighter for college grads

America’s jobs machine finally may be churning out jobs for new college grads. That is particularly true for students who majored in math or science, though the number of jobs available in those fields varies greatly from state to state. [Source: Stateline]


Floridians remain conflicted on immigration

Floridians support the children of people who illegally entered the U.S. attending public colleges in their home state at lower, in-state tuition rates. But that support fades fast when asked whether those students should be eligible for federal education grants. [Source: UF News]

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Matching minimum wage to company values

The national debate over whether to raise minimum wages has stirred interest in where American companies stand on the issue. That curiosity perhaps is most intensely targeted at feel-good companies, which pride themselves on progressive practices. Do those companies match their upbeat branding with living wages? [Source: CNBC]

 


Memorial Day travel expected to increase

The national holiday travel forecast from AAA calls for the upcoming long weekend to be the busiest Memorial Day period for travel since the recession, with 36.1 million Americans expected to travel 50 or more miles away from home. That’s a 1.5 percent increase over last year. [Source: Miami Herald]


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› PortMiami off-limits for David Beckham soccer stadium
The options keep narrowing for David Beckham and his investors looking to build a Major League Soccer stadium in Miami.
» See also: Sorting out tax breaks for David Beckham's Miami soccer stadium

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› Battle over Darden leaves little room for compromise
Can Clarence Otis Jr., the chief executive of Darden Restaurants, save himself by cutting off his claws? That’s the question raised by the announcement that Darden, which owns the Red Lobster and Olive Garden chains, plans to sell Red Lobster.

› Nursery eyes Florida's potential Medical Marijuana industry
A nationwide company with a nursery in Fort Myers is looking to partner with other growers to begin planting a special strain of marijuana recently legalized by the Florida Legislature.

› Race, ethnicity impact wealth in metro Miami area
According to a new study based on Census data, Miami has lower home ownership than Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. And that affects overall family wealth.


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