December 7, 2022

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 8/19/2022

› State Matching Funds Near $7.29 Million
The six candidates receiving campaign-matching funds from the state drew a combined total of $233,305 on Friday, the fourth week of distributions. In the program, public funds are provided to match contributions of $250 or less from individuals to candidates’ campaign accounts. Matching funds are not available for contributions to political committees or outside of statewide races.

› Startup airline offers new flights to Berlin from Fort Lauderdale in December
Christmas in Berlin? Norse Atlantic Airways, which recently started transatlantic service to Europe from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, now plans to offer round-trips to the capital of Germany starting in early December. The starting one-way fares are as low as $152.

› Super-tower from Swire, Related Companies faces another test
Brickell City Centre is growing, wide and tall. Helping that achievement is recent action from the Miami City Commission. At its last meeting before the August break, commissioners unanimously approved on first reading two resolutions that would amend the current Special Area Plan, or SAP, for the sweeping mixed-use development in the heart of the city’s financial district.

› Garden Theatre eliminates key positions, loses apprenticeship program, turns to outside producers
The Garden Theatre eliminated key personnel positions Wednesday afternoon, including its education director, and said it would turn to outside producers to start its next season as a statement from the Winter Garden theater said the nonprofit would “temporarily shift our operational focus to the organizational health of the Theatre.”

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