Leon County receives nearly $2.4 million in opioid litigation settlement, millions more to come  

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – At Tuesday afternoon’s meeting, Leon County commissioners accepted nearly $2.4 million in settlement funds from an opioid lawsuit. 



Single-member Alachua County commission districts going back on the ballot  

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Voters in Alachua County are not done deciding whether commissioners should represent individual districts or the entire county. 


ABC 7  

Lee County seeks to restore FEMA flood insurance discounts  

FEMA is giving Lee County and four other communities a second chance to reclaim FEMA flood insurance discounts for more than 100,000 residents. 


Orlando Sentinel  

Orange County abandons proposed transportation sales tax  

With consensus proving elusive, Orange County commissioners decided Tuesday to abandon a November sales tax referendum to improve a failing transportation network. 


Miami Times 

$2.5 billion bond postponed by Mayor Daniella Levine Cava  

A little more than two months after Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava floated a $2.5 billion general obligation bond (GOB) referendum during her State of the County address to pay for a series of expansive projects, she’s had a change of heart. 



Florida Phoenix 

Legislation in Florida would ban local workplace heat protections; Arizona just approved measures  

From the east to the west, two states in the U.S. — Florida and Arizona — have something in common: Extreme heat. 




Lessons learned from whole-of-state cybersecurity efforts 

More than two years into the federal cybersecurity grant program, state and local tech leaders say information sharing between the different levels of government is the most important aspect of the approach.