December 2, 2021
Florida Business News

Florida transportation projects to get billions from federal infrastructure bill

The recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will pump $16.7 billion into transportation projects across the state over the next five years.

Florida prisons will soon have more disability accommodations

The Florida Department of Corrections and Disability Rights Florida have reached a settlement following allegations that the state prison agency was failing to provide proper disability accommodations behind bars.

No Casinos and anti-gambling businesses join fight to keep gambling compact locked down

No Casinos and a group of south Florida businessmen have joined the legal fight to defend a district court ruling striking down the 30-year gambling compact between the Seminole Tribe of Florida and the State of Florida.

Activist group pushes for recreational marijuana use to be on the 2022 ballot

Regulate Florida, the group working to add the proposal to the ballot, must obtain over 223,000 signatures to obtain Supreme Court review and another 890,000 valid signatures by January.

Report shows historic increase in opioid overdose deaths in Central Florida

A Florida-based initiative teamed up with the Seminole County Sheriff’s office to release a new report about a historic rise in local opioid overdose deaths.

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Tampa Festival of Lights showcases more than one million lights
Tampa Festival of Lights showcases more than one million lights

The festival features light displays themed to Florida and traditional winter holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. It runs nightly through Dec. 26, 6-10 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds.

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