Pensacola News Journal  

Escambia County, Pensacola homeless may be removed under SB 1530 

“Tom Tom” is from Pensacola and said he has been living on the streets since he was 18 years old. Now 42 and unemployed, his home for the past six years has been a tent off Beggs Lane in Brent. 


Florida Politics 

Confederate monument protection bill keeps moving in Senate despite intense debate  

Defenders of monuments may have recourse against cities that take them down soon. 


Orlando Sentinel 

Could the legislature block Winter Park’s leaf blower ban? 

Sen. Jason Brodeur, R-Lake Mary, filed an amendment Monday that would prevent cities and counties across the state from regulating gas-powered leaf blowers any differently than electric ones. 


Tampa Bay Times 

Pasco tells state they don’t need the housing the Live Local bill targets  

Pasco’s elected leaders say their county doesn’t need the apartment housing that state lawmakers are incentivizing with taxbreaks through the Live Local Act they approved last year. 


Florida Politics 

Ban on traffic cameras with Chinese parts captures full support in first Senate stop  

The measure follows several laws the Legislature passed last year to crack down on China’s influence in the Sunshine State. 



Naples Daily News 

Bill of Rights sanctuaries vs. Second Amendment sanctuaries in Florida  

Last August, Florida’s Collier County declared itself a “Bill of Rights sanctuary.” 


Islander News 

Miami-Dade breaks ground on a $1.2 billion wastewater plant project on Virginia Key to recycle millions of gallons of water  

Water is one of life’s most precious commodities, which is why Miami-Dade County is investing about $1.2 billion in an infrastructure upgrade designed to reuse more than 100 millions gallons of water per day at the Central District Wastewater Treatment Plant on Virginia Key. 



Manatee County set to consider speed limit cameras in school zones  

Those who speed in school zones may soon be caught on camera in Manatee County and subject to penalty if a new initiative by officials is approved next week. 



Orange County to consider clearing $8.7 million in medical debt 

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — A quarter million people in Orange County are still dealing with medical debt left behind by the Covid-19 pandemic, but there could be a solution.