Florida Business News
As Hurricane Ian grew into a monster storm on Wednesday, it drew troubling comparisons to Hurricane Charley, which devastated Charlotte County in 2004, and one disturbing difference.
Hurricane Ian is playing havoc with political season in Florida, prompting at least a temporary pause in the state’s high-stakes governor’s race, U.S. Senate campaign and scores of other contests.
Amazon is temporarily closing warehouses in parts of Florida as Hurricane Ian churns toward the state. The company shuttered sites near Tampa and Orlando, according to notices sent to employees.
Amtrak trains might soon come into the Miami Intermodal Center, just east of the airport, as the Florida Department of Transportation District Six has resumed talks with the company.
The Jacksonville City Council approved Mayor Lenny Curry’s eighth and final budget — a $1.55 billion plan that includes a property tax rate cut and nearly $500 million in capital spending for parks, roads, drainage, and other infrastructure.
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