DeSantis releases $100 billion Freedom First budget proposal. State challenges to federal vaccine mandates seem to be succeeding. UF accreditation under review due to free speech controversy. Conservationists’ case tossed.
Collier County approves redistricting map. Patton named National Superintendent of the Year finalist. Beach parking, boat launch fees increase. Public Art Committee to be formed. No more Sunday fishing at Naples Pier.
Commission redistricting update. New short-term rentals ordinance. Coastal storm risk management study on hold. Naples union workers win big raises. Collier Schools’ Kamela Patton named Superintendent of the Year.
DeSantis calls special session to address mask, vaccine mandates. Elections supervisors say democracy under threat. DeSantis wants more election reforms. Redistricting committees won’t hold public hearings before drawing maps.
More zoning changes for apartments and commercial development. Relieving Immokalee Road congestion. Renourishing county beaches. New NCH hospital zoning district. Naples fire chief assumes interim city manager duties.
Fighting mask and vaccine mandates. Slow uptake on federal COVID relief. A more simpatico Surgeon General. Major news media companies sue for access to Florida’s COVID-19 data. Redistricting committees begin meeting with promises of transparency.
Spending Collier County’s pandemic relief funds. Collier County School District earns another “A” rating. Naples mayor, council may get salary increases. Marco Island mangrove restoration project breaks ground.
Another coronavirus wave hits Florida. DeSantis bans vaccine and mask mandates. Florida signs on to lawsuit challenging Roe v. Wade. DeSantis sides with Israel, adds Unilever to state list of “Scrutinized Countries that Boycott Israel.”