July 21, 2019

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/17/2019

› Florida lawmakers push FBI to name counties hacked by Russia
Members of Florida's congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained access to voter databases before the 2016 election.

› Disney could still build nuclear power plant after bill fizzles in Legislature
A 1967 state law has always allowed Disney to construct a nuclear power plant, however unlikely it was that Walt Disney World Resort would ever actually try to use it. Experts called the state law overreaching since a federal commission has oversight on building new nuclear plants.

› Need to film scenes from Brooklyn? Chicago? Canada? Tampa Bay stands in for all of them
The Tampa Bay area's capacity to mimic places from around the world, without too much added movie magic, has boosted its appeal as a place for filming, leaders in the local industry say.

› Cuba ties intercede in David Beckham’s Golf Course deal
Debates about law firms’ business ties to Cuba have stalled hiring a consultant to help Miami negotiate a lease with David Beckham’s group for what is today the Melreese Golf Course. With a Sept. 12 deadline looming, commissioners had intended May 9 to hire one of 16 law firms that sent letters of interest in the deal, but potential conflicts of interest led to another deferral.

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