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November 25, 2017

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What you need to know about Florida today

| 11/8/2017

A year after presidential election, Florida voters deeply divided

A year after Donald Trump narrowly won Florida and the presidency, the state’s voters are deeply divided over his performance. His favorability has improved, slightly, in a new Florida poll — but more of the state’s voters disapprove than approve of the way he’s handling his job. [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel]

Florida elections 2017

Election roundup:
» St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman completes comeback
» Miami’s new, homegrown mayor has a ‘mandate’ and a big agenda
» Hastings voters decide to dissolve town
» Lakeland voters reject ‘strong mayor’ proposal
» Miami Beach elects two new commissioners in vote that reshapes city leadership
» Orlando elections: Stuart, Gray, Hill re-elected in incumbent sweep
» Fernandina Beach voters oust incumbent commissioner while other race goes to runoff

Florida Trend Exclusive
Timeline of sea-level rise in Florida: Present day - 2025

Sea-level rise may be minimal during this period, but costs attributable to sea-level rise will increase. In this period, sea-level rise will begin to figure into everything from niche businesses to research to marketing. Full story here.

See also:
» Sea-level rise in Florida 2025 - 2050: As in the story about the frog and the pot of water on the burner, property owners, taxpayers and investors begin to feel the heat in this period.
Coming tomorrow: How sea-level rise will impact Florida through the end of the century, in two articles: 2050-2075 and 2075-2100.

Luxury yacht industry in Florida has best sales year

The luxury yacht industry in Florida is enjoying its most successful year, with record numbers of boats sold and registered. Multiple companies have reaped the benefits, saying that 2017 has been their best year in selling yachts and they expect more with over a month left and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show just concluded. [Source: Miami Today]

Florida will sue pharmaceutical company over pension losses

Florida’s state-run pension plan is going to sue a pharmaceutical company over millions in losses that top officials contend were due to fraud. Florida’s lawsuit will be independent of any class action shareholder lawsuits against the drug maker. [Source: AP]

Florida residents wary of filthy Hurricane Irma debris piling up

An enormous and smelly heap of Hurricane Irma debris is plaguing the Liberty City community in South Florida-- and it could be there until February. The site is one of six in Miami-Dade County that has stopped accepting hurricane debris. More from CBS News and the Orlando Sentinel.

ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:

› Office Depot launches subscription service for startups
Office Depot Inc. is doubling down on its offerings for small- and medium-sized businesses following its $1 billion acquisition of IT services firm CompuCom. Find out more about the new service at the press release from Office Depot, here.

› Jacksonville Public Library named tops in state for 2017
The Jacksonville Public Library was named the 2017 Library of the Year by the Florida Library Association in May, beating out a field of more than 800 public, academic and school libraries.

› Sun Hydraulic’s sales nearly double
Sarasota's Sun Hydraulics Corp. said that its sales nearly doubled, rising $42.8 million in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, largely thanks to its newly acquired Enovation Controls unit.

› UF celebrating 100 years of citrus research and education
Scientists can describe the evolutionary paths of your favorite citrus, from prehistoric times until now, said Fred Gmitter, who will serve as the keynote speaker as the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center celebrates its 100th anniversary, Nov. 29.

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