* The Sunshine State’s population grew 1.9 percent over the last year. That led the country in growth rate. The actual numbers: from 21.8 million to 22.2 million.
* “It has been half a century since singer and pageant-winner Anita Bryant became the face of discrimination in Florida. Decades later, Bryant’s legacy is back on steroids in the Sunshine State.”–Scott Maxwell, Orlando Sentinel.