Thursday's Afternoon Update
What you need to know about Florida today
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.
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.
Extending a Hand
» Read more at Florida Trend.
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