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Bill would rein in community redevelopment agencies

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A measure to overhaul community redevelopment agencies (CRAs), a priority of House Speaker Richard Corcoran, has been filed for the 2018 Legislative Session. Rep. Jake Raburn, a Lithia Republican, is sponsoring the bill (HB 17).

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Florida consumer sentiment continues downward in September

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Consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped six-tenths of a point in September to 95.5 from a revised figure of 96.1 in August. Similarly, the University of Michigan’s nationwide consumer sentiment index decreased slightly in September. Of the five components that make up the index, three decreased and two increased.

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Utility regulators plan hurricane prep, restoration review

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The Public Service Commission, which regulates investor-owned utilities, on Tuesday set into motion its plan “to review electric utility hurricane preparedness and restoration actions during the 2017 hurricane season,” the panel said in a press release.

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Martin County ‘water farm’ expanded

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Caulkins Citrus Co. launched the expansion of its Indiantown “water farm,” increasing the reservoir from an existing 413 acres to 3,200 acres, the company announced in a press release Tuesday. “The expansion of the facility was completed in just nine months,” the release said. “The additional acres will now allow the water farm to store up to 35 billion gallons of water per year from the C-44 Canal.”

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Rick Scott orders flags at half-staff for Las Vegas shooting victims

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Gov. Rick Scott Monday has ordered flags at half-staff “in honor and remembrance of the victims of the act of violence committed in Las Vegas during the late-night hours of Oct. 1.” The U.S. and state flags will be flown at half-staff “at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida,” according to a statement from his office.

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Tempers flare in House District 58 special election

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Tempers are flaring in the increasingly hostile Hillsborough County House District 58 contest, as early voting begins in a race marked by accusations of false attacks and heated threats.

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Tampa Bay Rowdies inch towards playoffs with 1-1 draw against Bethlehem

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Sebastian Guenzatti helped the Tampa Bay Rowdies take another step toward the USL Cup Playoffs Saturday night, scoring a late game-tying goal to help the Rowdies to a 1-1 draw against the Bethlehem Steel FC at Al Lang Stadium. 

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