State News in Review – September 2018

The highlights of state news in September were the choice of running mates by gubernatorial candidates Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum, the refiling by the Florida League of Women Voters of their challenge to Gov. Rick Scott’s intent to appoint state Supreme Court justices before he leaves office in January, and Supreme Court rulings on … Continue reading State News in Review – September 2018

Get Ready to Vote in the November Elections

Election Day - November 6November 6, Election Day, is just 50 days away! Vote-by-mail ballots will go out to Collier voters who requested them beginning October 2, and early voting begins on October 25. We’ve just been through the primaries so we know the drill. But it’s time to get ready once again.As I’ve done in … Continue reading Get Ready to Vote in the November Elections

Local News in Review – August 2018

While most of August’s local news was about the primary elections, there were other hot topics as well: the proposed stormwater utility fee for residents of unincorporated Collier County, and the new safety measures put in place at Collier County Public Schools in the wake of the Parkland and other mass school shootings. I’ll begin … Continue reading Local News in Review – August 2018

State News in Review – August 2018

While much of the media attention in August was on the elections, two important statewide issues also received considerable press: the two-pronged environmental disaster of red tide and a massive, toxic algae bloom, and an increasing number of challenges to the “bundled” constitutional amendments headed to Florida voters’ November ballot.Amendment 8, which would allow charter … Continue reading State News in Review – August 2018