Tag: Daytona International Speedway

Staff ReportsAugust 2, 2018

AT&T is celebrating a major milestone this year — more than $3 billion invested in Florida wireless and wired networks since 2015. Improvements made by the global telecommunications giant include a boost to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for both residential and business consumers. Also, upgrades have helped improve critical services for public safety […]

Jim RosicaDecember 6, 2016

A new House bill would prohibit sports teams in Florida from building or refurbishing stadiums on public land. State Rep. Bryan Avila, a Hialeah Republican, filed the bill (HB 77) Tuesday. The House website shows it does not yet have a Senate companion. The legislation says “sports franchise(s) may not construct, reconstruct, renovate, or improve […]

Lloyd DunkelbergerJuly 12, 2016

After getting rebuffed in another attempt to secure state incentive money for improvements at its historic track, the Daytona International Speedway has signed on two new lobbying teams with the start of another state fiscal year. The speedway has hired Johnson & Blanton and Southern Strategy Group to represent its interests in Tallahassee. The speedway, […]

Kimberly DeFalcoFebruary 13, 2016

At the site of the future Manatee Solar Energy Center in Parrish, Florida Power & Light executives, environmentalists, state and local officials cheered as a groundbreaking ceremony significantly changed the dynamics of solar power in the Sunshine State. At 10:50 a.m. Thursday, FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy and Agricultural Commissioner Adam Putnam flipped the […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 5, 2016

Americans for Prosperity—Florida is out with a new advertisement taking aim at sports incentives. The digital advertisement ad campaign asks Floridians to tell their elected officials to oppose efforts to give incentives to sports teams. The digital ad campaign is scheduled to run through Super Bowl Sunday. “As wealthy team owners and NFL executives gather […]

Associated PressFebruary 1, 2016

The Florida Legislature is being asked to give tens of millions to help sports teams in Jacksonville and Miami and Daytona International Speedway. The state’s economic development agency on Monday forwarded three sports applications to state lawmakers to review. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity did not rank the applications but suggested that all three […]

Phil AmmannDecember 30, 2015

In the opening weeks of 2016, Florida’s three professional football stadiums and Daytona International Speedway will each vie for taxpayer funds to help pay for upgrades, many already in progress. Ranking the applicants — Jacksonville Jaguars, Daytona International Speedway (DIS), Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Miami Dolphins — will be the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, […]


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