December 1, 2021

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 9/24/2021

› Florida joins antitrust lawsuit to stop airline partnership from taking flight
Florida has joined an antitrust lawsuit seeking to prevent a partnership between two U.S. airlines from taking flight. Attorney General Ashley Moody announced Wednesday that Florida has joined the complaint to block American Airlines and JetBlue from forming its "Northeast Alliance." The lawsuit asked a federal court in Boston to stop the partnership, saying it could result in higher fares for passengers.

› Sarasota City Commission plans legal action to advance ranked-choice voting
The city of Sarasota is seeking a court judgment on whether it can use ranked-choice voting in its elections. Ranked-choice voting allows voters to rank all candidates in a race, according to their preferences. This form of voting ensures that the winner of an election has received over 50% of the vote.

› Orlando Science Center invites you to enter ‘Design Zone’
“Design Zone,” an exhibit connecting math with music, art and other entertainment, opens at Orlando Science Center at noon Saturday. The hands-on display pieces are focused on three thematic areas, drawing visitors into scenes of music production, video-game development and extreme sports and then explaining how they relate to mathematical concepts. They explore how math is used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians and others.

› Jacksonville might suspend curbside recycling to get handle on yard debris pickup
Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday the city is weighing a pause on the pickup of recyclable items so short-staffed crews can prioritize on collecting yard debris that has piled up for weeks at a time in some neighborhoods. Curry said he hasn't made a final decision yet but the change is under consideration as a way to focus more manpower on collecting yard debris.

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