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On the Ballot for Collier Voters — Part 2

On the ballot - Part 2

In this post: an overview of the federal and state government races and candidates that will be on Collier voters’ August primary election ballots.

On the Ballot for Collier Voters: Part 1

On Collier County Ballot Part 1

In this post: an overview of the Board of County Commissioners, School Board, and other local races, candidates, and referendum that will be on Collier voters’ August primary election ballot.

A Follow-Up to My Last Post

A Follow-Up to My Last Post

Several readers wrote to me about my last post, The Republican Primary: Collier County’s Most Important Election. In this post, I share a few of their comments and explain how you can determine if and when what I suggested applies to you.

Get Ready to Vote in the August 2022 Primaries

Get Ready to Vote

Florida’s August 23 primary elections are less than 85 days away. Here is the first of the Sparker’s Soapbox Get Ready to Vote posts to help Collier County residents become more informed voters.

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.

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