Florida designates $450 million in gambling funds for environmental projects  

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A multi-billion dollar gaming agreement with the Seminole Tribe of Florida is making way for a new law allocating millions of dollars to environmental conservation efforts in the state. 



Marco News 

Lee County flood insurance: Byron Donalds ask FEMA to restore discount  

Senators Rick Scott and Marco Rubio, as well as House Reps. Byron Donalds and Greg Steube urged FEMA to reconsider its decision made last week to downgrade Lee County and four municipalities’ floodplain management ratings to the lowest possible class, thereby eliminating a 25% discount to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) residents previously enjoyed. 


ABC Action News 

Judge rules all Florida counties must collect money for home energy program  

Florida homeowners face liens and possible foreclosures as legal battle looms between PACE program lenders. 


Pensacola News Journal 

Santa Rosa impact fees tied to half cent sales tax in referendum  

Santa Rosa County’s most vocal residents have been telling their county commissioners for quite some time that if they don’t impose impact fees on developers, the half cent sales tax they will seek via referendum in November is doomed to failure. 



Orlando Sentinel 

Osceola County mulls increasing SunRail fares  

Higher fares could be coming to SunRail riders in Osceola as county commissioners discuss how to cover funding for their portion of the system before year-end. 



CBS 12 

Palm Beach County will not open a homeless camp, mayor says  

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — A new state law allowing local governments to create encampments for people experiencing homelessness takes effect in October, but the mayor of Palm Beach County is already expressing concerns about whether her county will implement it.