Tuesday’s Daily Pulse – Florida Trend


DeSantis leaves any special session on property insurance, condos to lawmakers

If Florida lawmakers are holding a special session to address the troubled property insurance market or to impose additional requirements on condominiums, it won’t come from a directive from Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis, appearing in Wellington on Monday, said he would “welcome” lawmakers back to Tallahassee to address either topic if a special session is called by legislative leaders. [Source: News Service of Florida]

Federal judge demands details of Florida’s new election law

If Florida lawmakers are holding a special session to address the troubled property insurance market or to impose additional requirements on condominiums, it won’t come from a directive from Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis, appearing in Wellington on Monday, said he would “welcome” lawmakers back to Tallahassee to address either topic if a special session is called by legislative leaders. More of the Florida Phoenix and the Orlando Sentinel.

Study: Florida is not a sunny place for doctors to practice

Florida doesn’t offer the healthiest work environment for doctors, according to a new study by financial group WalletHub. Overall, the state ranks 31st among the best places to practice in the nation, according to the WalletHub 2022’s Best & Worst Place for Doctors study. South Dakota is ranked as the best place in the country for doctors to practice. Conversely, Rhode Island ranked last. [Source: Florida Politics]

Florida’s retail gasoline industry is able to weather price spikes with rapid growth

Gas prices in the state have moved away from the record precipice that was set earlier this month. Nonetheless, the state average of $4.18 per gallon for regular gasoline and the Jacksonville average of $4.11 are both higher than previous records set in July 2008. The state average this week , according to the AAA, is 20 cents below the all-time high set on March 11. [Source: Jacksonville Business Journal]

Florida to approve $800 million in public charter school teacher compensation

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis announced on Monday that teachers in public and charter schools in the state will receive a pay increase. The governor told a press conference at Renaissance Charter School in Wellington that public and charter school teachers across the state will receive $800 million in compensation initiatives. The governor noted at another news conference Monday at Fleming Island Elementary on Fleming Island that a portion of the $800 million will increase the average salary of teachers statewide. [Source: WTXL]

ALSO AROUND FLORIDA:

› A new biotechnology company will open the first American research center in Tampa, hiring 12
A new biotech company is founding its first research office in downtown Tampa, with plans to hire 12 new management and research positions by 2023. NuMedTechs will initially open in Quest Workspaces, a shared office in the Rivergate Tower , with plans to establish a permanent laboratory within the next two years.

› How Zoo Miami Helps Ukrainian Zoos Take Care of Their Staff and Animals During the Russian War
Miami-Dade Zoo joins a growing list of zoos and other zoological institutions around the world that are donating to the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA) emergency relief fund to help Ukrainian zoos. Other U.S. zoos have also made donations, including ZooTampa, Dallas Zoo in Texas and Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California, according to the association.

› Jacksonville’s Inflated Rent Gets National Attention
Rising rents brought national attention to Jacksonville with a special report from the CBS 60 Minutes crew on Sunday night. Lesley Stahl spoke about the 15% increase in rent across the country over the past year, nearly double global rent inflation, and about a couple from Jacksonville who experienced an increase of 30% of the rent.

› Florida Power & Light welcomes the Daytona start-up to its 35 Mules innovation hub
A Central Florida startup is one of seven companies chosen to join the 35 Mules program of Florida Power & Light Co., an in-house innovation center based at FPL’s Juno Beach headquarters. Sensatek Propulsion Technology Inc., based in Daytona Beach, provides autonomous monitoring of industrial systems using artificial intelligence-based technology for harsh environments – it develops and manufactures high-temperature wireless gas turbine sensors to measure heat transfer data for customers in multiple industries including power, oil and gas, petrochemical, glassware, aviation and aerospace.

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