Florida Relators 

$910 Million Available for Hurricane Ian Recovery 

State leaders said funding for hurricane-damaged homes, new workforce housing and infrastructure repairs and upgrades can help dozens of Florida counties. 


Bay News 9 

Orange County moves forward with district expansion plan  

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orange County Charter Review Commission voted Tuesday to move forward with a proposed amendment that would expand the number of Orange County Commission districts from six to eight.   



Lee government in a race to try to get decision reversed on federal flood insurance premiums Lee County government is gearing up for a fight with the federal government over its recent decision to severely downgrade its community flood rating, affectively taking away the 25 percent discount policy holders received for their federal flood insurance premiums. 


Miami Herald 

Miami-Dade ends booking, ankle monitor fees for jail inmates  

Jail time in Miami-Dade will soon be free after county commissioners voted to eliminate fees for booking, medical care, ankle bracelets and other detention expenses currently billed to inmates. 


Tampa Bay Times 

Hillsborough leaders may soon vote on carbon capture proposal. What’s in it? 

When Hillsborough County commissioners met in January to discuss a carbon capture pilot program, environmental advocates railed against the proposal. 



Palm Beach Post 

Florida Legislature lets fertilizer ordinances moratorium expire  

Florida cities and counties once again may pass new fertilizer ordinances and strengthen existing ones, including summer rainy season bans, since the Legislature did not extend a one-year moratorium on such home rule. 



A bill that preempts local governments in Florida from making rules on wages or protecting workers from heat heads to the governor’s desk  

A controversial measure that would prevent local governments from imposing requirements on contractors about wages and worker heat-exposure protections was formally sent to Gov. Ron DeSantis on Tuesday.