News Recaps

Curated news about Florida and Collier County governing bodies, elected officials, and the issues they address

Florida Government News for November 2019

Florida Capitol building

This month in Florida government news: Governor Ron DeSantis announces $91.4 billion state budget with higher starting teacher salaries and new teacher bonus program; wants increased regulation of water quality; will name two state Supreme Court justices in January. Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, wins 2022-24 Florida Senate president race.

Collier County Government News for October 2019

This month in Collier County government news: ban on retail sale of cats and dogs fails; Conservation Collier Land Acquisition Program renewal to be discussed by County Commission in December; Rural Lands Stewardship program amendments adopted over environmentalists’ objections; Golden Gate golf course won’t re-open after all.

Collier County Government News for September 2019

Census 2020 planning begins in Collier County; commissioners may ban retail sale of puppies and kittens; North Naples development with affordable housing units approved; City to plant 384 new trees and palms; Clerk to host driver’s license reinstatement event; more…. Also in this post: news about Collier’s state senator, representatives and congressman. For this and more for Collier County voters, read on…

Florida Government News for September 2019

Gov. DeSantis announces 2020 environmental priorities; state efforts to weaken local control continue; gun safety will again be a legislative priority; and senators introduce “Canadian Snowbirds Act.”

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