FLORIDA TREND: Boycott Florida movement grows Jay Owen July 18, 2013 SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen Boycott Florida movement grows Florida’s $67 billion tourism industry could take a hit if opposition to the state’s Stand Your Ground law picks up steam. Report: Water woes could hurt power plants The Union of Concerned Scientists cites rising temperatures and worsening droughts as obstacles to keeping generators in operation. Florida leaders want to state to develop its own test Florida legislative leaders are requesting that the state withdraw from a national consortium drawing up tests to measure common core standards. Florida ranks low on new America’s Top States for Business list CNBC scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. Wage debate delays guest worker visas for states Employers who depend on seasonal foreign workers have scrambled to fill positions this year because of wrangling in Washington over how much these workers should be paid. Also around Florida: • Golden Mouse Awards recognize women in ecommerce • 1st SunRail car soon on its way to Sanford • Third strike coming for ballpark retail • Spiny lobster season set to begin | • More news … Who said that? I think it’s cool that these officers are surfers. Video Pick Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse showcases Viva Florida 500 in today’s episode on the Food Network. View video Trouble viewing this e-mail? Read it online here. › Like this e-mail? Forward to a friend › Subscribe to other FREE Florida Trend eNewsletters › Unsubscribe from this eNewsletter › Subscribe to Florida Trend magazine – Get a FREE gift! Advertise: See Florida Trend’s Media Kit 490 First Avenue South, 8th Floor • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • (727) 821-5800 Copyright © 2013 Trend Magazines Inc. All rights reserved.