News Recaps

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

Florida Government News for April 2022

April 2022 Florida State News

DeSantis signs congressional map following special session; calls second special session to take up property insurance reform. DeSantis vs. Disney. A new Education Commissioner. Moody wins $600 opioid settlement from Walgreens.

Collier County & Local News for April 2022

Collier County Government News

Millions in rental assistance funds available. Commissioners consider local rental ordinance. City Manager Boodeshwar’s contract approved. Heart Institute debate again postponed. CCPS adopts math and ELA textbooks.

Florida Government News for March 2022

Florida Government News

Legislative session recap: Perception and reality. Unanimity vs. party-line bills. Unfinished business: Condo safety, property insurance reform. Record $112 billion budget. Redistricting update.

Collier County & Local News for March 2022

Collier County March 2022 Local News

Affordable housing development breaks ground on county land under 99-year land lease. Jay Boodheshwar to be Naples’ next City Manager. NCH Heart Institute building height subject of Apr. 6 hearing.

Florida Government News for February 2022

Florida House and Senate redistricting maps approved. Congressional map unresolved as DeSantis threatens veto. Record $100 billion-plus budget and bills to implement leaders’ priorities likely to pass.

Collier County & Local News for February 2022

Collier County Government News

Commissioners take steps to encourage affordable housing. Fired Acting County Manager had lobbied for foreign governments. Redevelopment of Naples Beach Club property continues to hit snags.

Florida Government News for January 2022

Florida Government News for January 2022

House, Senate approve state redistricting maps. Congressional map on hold after DeSantis issues his own map and seeks Court review. Republican priority bills move ahead as 2022 legislative session nears half-way point.

Collier County & Local News for January 2022

January 2022 Collier County and Local Government News

County Manager to retire by July. Deputy County Manager fired. CCPS reports record high school graduation rate. Pay hikes approved for Collier teachers, county employees. Homeless shelter expansion approved.

Florida Government News for December 2021

December 2021 Florida Government News

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 & Local News for December 2021

Collier County and Local News December 2021

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.

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