News Recaps

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

Florida Government News for December 2019

This month in Florida Government news: Amendment 4 rights restoration still in the courts; Gov. DeSantis wants high schoolers to take a civics exam; e-Verify battle heating up; Senate President Galvano says toll road funding is on track. For these stories and more news for Florida voters, read on …

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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