July 15, 2019

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 2/8/2019

› Daytona Beach Commissioners Ban Panhandling in Business Area
A popular Florida beach town is banning panhandling in most of its business district. City commissioners in Daytona Beach on Wednesday passed a set of rules banning panhandling within 20 feet of an entrance or exit of commercially zoned property, a bus stop or a public transportation facility and the boardwalk.

› A company expected the workday to start without pay. They owed workers more than $38,000
A Tampa construction firm required workers to get to company offices, load equipment into company trucks and cars, then get to work sites to start their days — but didn’t start the pay clock until they were at the work sites.

› Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena could soon have a different name
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry and Brian Wolfburg, president and CEO of Vystar Credit Union, reached a naming agreement for the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Thursday morning. The agreement has been sent to Legislature and is pending approval by the City Council. If approved, the arena will be known as VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

› Federal agents interview employees at embattled Tampa Bay CareerSource centers
For the first time, federal agents this week are interviewing employees at the offices of CareerSource Pinellas, the embattled job placement center in the middle of a year-long scandal over allegations of phony hiring reports and questionable spending.

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