July 2017 Month in Review – State News

With Florida’s 2017 legislative session fading into the distance and the 2018 election season getting underway, July’s top state government stories touch on the past, present and future, and include several pending lawsuits of interest.Top storiesFlorida mandate that school districts share capital revenues with charter schools is "credit negative," says ratings agency Moody's. The mandate marks … Continue reading July 2017 Month in Review – State News

Florida League of Women Voters and Common Cause sue Rick Scott

The Florida League of Women Voters and Common Cause are suing Governor Rick Scott in the state Supreme Court to stop ”midnight appointments” of three justices to that Court. The suit was filed last month, following Scott’s statement in December that "I'll appoint three … justices the morning I finish my term.”He was referring to … Continue reading Florida League of Women Voters and Common Cause sue Rick Scott

June 2017 Month in Review – Local News

An improving economy and continued growth have created both the need and the opportunity for major infrastructure projects in our community. Last month, elected officials began discussing several upcoming decisions with long-term implications. They will be deciding not only what to do, but also how to pay for it all. Wherever you are for the summer, now’s … Continue reading June 2017 Month in Review – Local News

June 2017 Month in Review – State News

The beginning of June was full of news about our state and local governments — so much so that I’ve split this Month in Review into two separate posts. In this one, I’ll share top stories about state government; in the next, I’ll report what happened in county and city government and the Collier County School District.The big … Continue reading June 2017 Month in Review – State News