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August 14, 2018

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Florida House looks to limit state power to raise taxes

The Florida House will vote Thursday on an election-year proposal that would make it much more difficult for future Legislatures to raise taxes or fees by requiring a super-majority vote of two-thirds of members of both houses. More from the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9.

Florida agencies asked to take action to fight deadly flu epidemic

Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is now calling on state organizations and companies to take immediate action to fight the flu epidemic after recent reports state there have already been more than 20 pediatric deaths associated with the flu. More from WFTS.

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» They thought it was a cold. Now he’s the third child to die of the flu in Florida.

Components of vast Miami Worldcenter coming together

The vast components of the sweeping Miami Worldcenter project are coming together as residential towers rise and plans for a 330,000-plus-square-foot shopping venue are being finalized. More from Miami Today.

Port Canaveral commissioners approve 30-year master plan

The master plan addresses each of the port’s major businesses: cruise, cargo, fishing, parks and recreation, marine recreation and commercial development, as well as the potential offered by the growth of the space industry. More from Florida Today.

Growers say collaboration is key to defeating HLB

The incurable disease from Asia, huanglongbing, is often called citrus greening in Florida because of its effects on oranges. One Florida orange juice grower says the answer to HLB, which was exacerbated by Hurricane Irma, lies in genetics. More from Growing Produce.

Premier Automotive Export Ltd.

 The Miami-based auto dealer who has been offering Nissan Leaf electric vehicles to expats in Cuba, is expanding into e-bikes and electric scooters. John Felder’s Premier Automotive Export Ltd. was the first U.S. business since the Cuban Revolution that was granted U.S. approval to export vehicles to the island.

» More from the Cuba Standard.


Of Counsel
Extending a Hand

florida originalsIn 2003, Miami bankruptcy attorney Richard Robles helped create the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida. The organization has about 200 members statewide.

» Read more at Florida Trend.

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Miami drivers now have to be on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. How did they do?
Miami drivers now have to be on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. How did they do?

Nobody crashed in Monday’s first hours of the new “wrong way” interchange in Miami. But that’s because Miami cops guided confused drivers in the manner of a first-grade teacher keeping wayward students in line on the first day of school.

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