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It’s good news to Florida’s Congressional Delegation and Governor Rick Scott that Congress could be close to striking a deal on funding efforts to combat the Zika virus. Florida just passed the 800 mark for the amount of cases reported to health officials. But, Florida leaders are a bit split on how that funding should be accomplished.

Enterprise Florida, the state’s economic development arm, was a step closer Friday to naming a new CEO after a search committee chose five finalists.

DEO Chief Cissy Proctor
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Florida’s unemployment rate for August hasn’t budged, but the state continues to add jobs. 

Incoming House Speaker Richard Corcoran.
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Florida lawmakers will face some tough decisions next year as they draft the state budget.  Leaders are already warning cuts are in store.

In her book, “The Grid,” McGill University cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke  points a harsh spotlight on a poorly understood infrastructure that’s aging, plagued by outages and incapable in its current form of switching to renewable energy.

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