Wednesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
The Obamacare paradox in Florida
In the first year of “Obamacare,” Florida led the nation in having the most new private health insurance enrollees per capita, yet the Sunshine State still has one of the nation’s highest percentages of uninsured More at Miami Today.
Entrepreneurship the answer for some with autism
One in 68 people have some form of autism, according to government figures, and a growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses. More at the AP and WTOP.
Florida groups form pension reform coalition
Florida's influential business advocates and policy groups have formed Taxpayers for Sustainable Pensions, a coalition dedicated to achieving municipal pension reform. The groups convened in Tallahassee to announce their commitment to reforming taxpayer-funded government pensions to ensure funding and long-term sustainability. More from Florida TaxWatch.
Commentary: Carving up habitat can do long-term ecological damage
In a column for the Miami Herald, Jack Payne, Senor Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Florida, explains why scientists are analyzing grasshoppers in Miami-Dade's delicate pine rockland habitat. Proposed development in the endangered habitat may impact many more species than just the grasshopper, which is what scientists want to understand. More from the Miami Herald.
SeaWorld stock tanks as it reports disappointing earnings
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. reported a disappointing second quarter today, with earnings missing analysts' estimates and revenue falling at its parks. Stock was down 24 percent in pre-market trading this morning. Profit was $37.3 million, or 43 cents per share, for the quarter. More at the Orlando Sentinel.
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