Jackson Lab Could Branch out to Florida 

The Jackson Lab in Bar Harbor is could be branching out to Florida.Lab officials say they are still considering the idea of starting a new research facility in Florida. They say some of the things they like about a location there are other research institutes already in the state and public funding. Right now Florida lawmakers have drafted a plan to spend 130-million dollars in the next three years for a Jackson Lab Facility in Collier County.Officials, though, say there’s a lot more work to be done before the money’s available for such a project.