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February 20, 2019
Florida Business News

UCF president resigns amid investigations into millions in misspending

The president of the University of Central Florida, Dale Whittaker's resignation comes during multiple investigations into how the university budgeted nearly $85 million of state operating dollars for construction projects.

Lawsuit accuses Florida Dept. of Corrections of multimillion-dollar digital media scam

A federal class action lawsuit accuses the Florida Department of Corrections of stealing millions of dollars of inmate-purchased digital music and books from prisoners.

Gov. Ron DeSantis calls on Trump to headquarters Space Force on Florida's Space Coast

In the midst of a day dedicated to the space industry in Tallahassee, Gov. Ron DeSantis called on President Donald Trump to put the headquarters of his new military branch, Space Force, on Florida’s Space Coast.

Inside the battle to host the 2020 Democratic convention

Leaders in three major cities, including Miami, are in a last-minute scramble to win the 2020 Democratic National Convention, an event that could funnel millions of dollars into the local economy.

Film incentives get push in state Senate

Florida’s latest attempt to draw more film production to the Sunshine State started rolling Tuesday in the Senate.

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He’s in Mensa and was on ‘Genius Junior.’ The 12-year-old is now Miami-Dade’s top speller
He’s in Mensa and was on ‘Genius Junior.’ The 12-year-old is now Miami-Dade’s top speller

Rodrigo Medinilla may only be 12, but he’s got an impressive resume: Mensa member, contestant on NBC’s “Genius Junior” and participant in the World Championships Robotics Competition. On Tuesday, the seventh-grader from Pinecrest Preparatory Middle High added another accolade — winner of the 79th Annual Miami Herald Spelling Bee.

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