August 9, 2020

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› Three Tallahassee lawyers tapped to become Florida administrative law judges
Three Tallahassee lawyers have been appointed state administrative law judges for the Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), Chief Judge John MacIver said late Wednesday. The three are his first hires as the DOAH’s new director.

› Florida hot air balloon event coming to Orlando
Ready to take flight? The Orlando skyline will be lit-up with hot hair balloons for the Orlando Balloon Glow at Blue Jacket Park from Nov. 14-17. Guests can purchase tickets to take a tethered hot air balloon ride. Whether you’re catching views with a date or riding solo, you can get your head in the clouds or hang out and watch the views from the park lawn.

› Statehouse proposal pushes prison reform in Florida
After an alleged beating brought several state lawmakers to tour a women's prison in Central Florida, a bill has been introduced that proposes reform. A new House bill filed this week by Tampa Democrat Rep. Dianne Hart would establish basic rights for inmates in Florida.

› Florida Theatre launches capital campaign for major renovation ahead of 100th anniversary
Saying it will make the facility so much better, leaders of the Florida Theatre officially launched a capital campaign to complete a $10 million renovation ahead of the 100th anniversary of the downtown landmark.

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