Florida's recap – Highlights from around the state – July 11th
Bottom Line: Your daily recap of the some of the biggest news from around the state that impacts you in South Florida.
- Florida’s Transportation Department announced they won’t renew the contract with current SunPass provider Conduent once the existing contract runs out. Florida fined Conduent the maximum penalty of more than $8 million due to their negligence in the billing issues over the past year. Since news of the billing issues began last year Conduent’s stock value has declined 60%, or $3 billion in value.
- The Parrott from Café Frankie’s in Boynton Beach is missing. The green and yellow parrot, who’s been the restaurant’s mascot for ten years flew away on Friday. The owner is offering a $500 reward for anyone who can help locate Frankie.
- Governor DeSantis sent a formal request to the US Capitol to replace the Confederate statue of Edmond Kirby Smith with that of civils rights leader Mary McCleod Bethune. Every state has two statues that represent the state at the U.S. Capitol.
- South Miami has voted to legally challenge Florida’s new “sanctuary cities” legislation that went into effect July 1st with state enforcement actions against non-compliant local governments to begin October 1st