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SunPass toll problem: Florida lawmakers want tough stance

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel State lawmakers called Tuesday for transportation officials to maintain a hard financial line against a contractor blamed for a troubled project last summer to upgrade the SunPass system, as final toll invoices from a backlog go out to motorists this week. Members of the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee implored the state… Keep Reading

Tesla gets OK to offer solar panels, roofing leases in Florida

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Tesla can now help Florida grow even greener with new residential solar equipment leases. The Florida Public Service Commission announced Tuesday that state residents can purchase solar panels and roofing from Tesla’s SolarLease because it does not constitute the sale of electricity. The new lease to Florida homeowners will not cause Tesla to become a public… Keep Reading

Troopers, victims urge Florida drivers to ‘do the right thing,’ don’t hit-and-run

SOURCE: ORLANDO, Fla. – Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Orlando Police officers are reminding drivers this month to always stay at the scene of a crash with a hit-and-run awareness campaign. In 2018, law enforcement officers across Florida investigated more than 101,000 hit-and-run crashes. Statewide, 198 people were killed and more than 1,000 injured in hit-and-run crashes.… Keep Reading

Fla. releasing 16,000 fish to restore wildlife killed by red tide

SOURCE: (CNN) – More than 16,000 redfish will be released into southwest Florida waters starting Tuesday in an effort to recover the thousands of animals killed by red tide, the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida said. “We’re extremely excited to begin releasing these fish now that the waters are determined to be safe,” CCA Florida Executive Director Brian Gorski said in… Keep Reading

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