Bay News 9  

Hillsborough County to submit plan for transportation tax  

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — County commissioners on Wednesday will make a final assessment of how it will handle millions of dollars in funds collected from the now defunct transportation sales tax that was in place between 2019 and 2021. 


The Bradenton Times 

Manatee County to become a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” 

BRADENTON  — In a regular meeting Tuesday, Manatee County Commissioners moved to direct the county attorney to begin work on a resolution designating Manatee County a 2nd Amendment sanctuary county. The motion received six votes in favor with one commissioner absent at the time of the vote. 



Collier Commissioners approve massive mental health facility expansion  

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Collier County Commissioners have approved a proposed expansion to the David Lawrence Mental Health Facility in Golden Gate Estates. 


Click Orlando 

Seminole County leaders discuss flood risks following Hurricane Ian 

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – Living by the water is part of life in Central Florida, where many areas are surrounded by the ocean, lakes and rivers. 



Lake County approves impact fee hike to address massive development 

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — Lake County is taking steps to address some of the massive growth and development the county has seen in recent years. 



Pensacola News Journal 

Santa Rosa County Central Landfill tipping fees rising April 1 

With two major projects on the immediate horizon at the Santa Rosa County Central Landfill, the County Commission has voted to increase the cost of garbage disposal. 



Florida Weekly  

House panel supports legislation on Florida renter fees  

As Florida grapples with affordable housing problems, lawmakers started moving forward last week with a proposal that could lead to renters paying non-refundable monthly fees instead of security deposits. 



Hernando Sun 

Hernando County gets broadband improvement grants  

Some Hernando County communities will get a boost in their broadband services thanks to a grant through the Broadband Opportunity Grant Program. The program expands access to broadband internet in underserved communities throughout the State of Florida. 


Route Fifty 

‘Whole Nation’ Effort Needed to Build Broadband Workforce – Route Fifty  

Federal investment could mean the creation of up to 150,000 broadband-related jobs, but state and local leaders must build robust apprenticeship programs and commit to diversity to make it happen.