Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Senate sets health expansion bill schedule
The Senate will move quickly during a special legislative session next month to reiterate support for a controversial plan that would use federal Medicaid money to provide health insurance to about 800,000 Floridians. More at Health News Florida.
Around the State
n effort to destroy the dam that created Rodman Reservoir is pitting Putnam County residents against an unlikely alliance that includes the JAX Chamber, JaxPort and the St. Johns Riverkeeper.
UWF, Space Florida collaborating on cybersecurity
Space Florida, the state’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, has signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity to further develop Florida’s cybersecurity technologies. More at Pensacola Today.
Wesley Chapel company distributes digital music around the world
Ten people who work in a small business park 20 miles north of Tampa are part of the future of the music industry. They work for Symphonic Distribution, a digital music distribution company, which is to say they help artists get their music into online stores. More at the Tampa Bay Times.
Growth of women-owned businesses lags
The growth of businesses owned by women has dwindled dramatically in South Florida since the recession, falling far behind the national pace, a new report concludes. More at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Cuba’s open for some American business — so here come the lawyers
So far there have been a handful of announcements by U.S. companies of new Cuba-related ventures, but little concrete business has transpired. Still, there is one group that’s already cashing in: the lawyers. More at the Miami Herald.
Florida's bee colonies on the rise
The Sunshine State started a program two years ago that encouraged beekeepers and agricultural growers to share best practices, including ways to use pesticides that would help both industries thrive.
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