Tuesday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
Florida voters will be asked to restore felon voting rights
A Florida group seeking to restore the voting rights for most felons has enough certified signatures to put a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. The amendment would have to be approved by 60 percent of voters. It would automatically restore voting rights for most felons who have completed their sentences. See the text of the amendment, here. More from the AP.
» Should ex-felons in Florida have voting rights reinstated? (quick poll)
Manufacturing firm seeks incentives to expand HQ in Miami
Outdoor furniture and umbrella manufacturing firm Tuuci LLC is seeking taxpayer incentives to expand its headquarters in Miami-Dade County and add 40 jobs. This would be the second time the Miami-based company accesses the state’s Qualified Target Industry program. More from the South Florida Business Journal.
Leading digital currency partners with Orlando-based Mercury Cash
New York-based digital currency, Dash, is partnering with Orlando-based exchange, Mercury Cash. Dash is using Mercury Cash to expand its footprint in South America. More from the Orlando Sentinel.
Sarasota keeps red light cameras, but selects new vendor
Red light cameras have generated an abundance of controversy and revenue since their inception and they will continue to keep a close eye on 10 Sarasota intersections, City Commissioners recently voted. More from the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.
Suppliers report strong demand for citrus
Citrus grower-shippers in California, Texas and Florida have seen good demand for citrus. California is mainly shipping oranges, mandarins and lemons, Texas mainly oranges and grapefruit, and Florida mainly More from the Packer.
OUC solar power sized for new era
Orlando’s utility is poised for a historic shift to solar as a standard source of power. The Orlando Utilities Commission and a cooperative of other municipal utilities propose to build two or three solar plants that will each generate 74.5 megawatts, which is vastly more than any solar system now serving Orlando.
» More from the Orlando Sentinel.
Brightline adds safety features after recent deaths
Brightline has positioned large electronic signs at several busy rail crossings along its route to warn the public that its new express trains move faster than other rail traffic and to urge people to stay off the tracks when the guard gates go down.
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