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September 22, 2018

Friday's Daily Pulse

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| 3/2/2018

› Alberto Carvalho turns down top schools job in New York City
Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho has turned down a job as head of New York City schools. Following a dramatic School Board meeting, Carvalho said he would not accept New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s offer to become schools chancellor.

› Publix takes $224 million windfall from tax law
The Lakeland-based supermarket chain reported sales and earnings for last four months of 2017 Thursday and the tax cut helped the company log record earnings for 2017 of $2.3 billion.

› Florida House unanimously passes sexual harassment bill
Florida officials, government employees and the lobbyists and contractors who deal with them could be subject to new rules and penalties for sexual harassment. See a copy of the bill here.

› Tampa International Airport sets stage for another $304 million in construction
Construction on $971 million in upgrades at Tampa International Airport is all but done, so the airport moved Thursday to set the stage for a major piece of the next phase of its ambitious expansion program.

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