Fort Myers News Press
Longtime Lee County Commissioner and former Cape Coral City Council member John Manning has died, Lee County officials confirmed. He was 72.
For specialty contractors in Monroe County, time seems to still be running out. That is, of course, unless city, county and state administrators and legislators find a way to combat House Bill 735, which preempts the requirement of local occupational licensing for contractors. The bill, which took effect in July of 2021, prevents local governments from issuing specialty licenses – think painters, pavers, landscapers and other similar work outside the scope of general contractors, plumbers, electricians and others whose work involves life safety implications.
MURDOCK – Charlotte County hasn’t been spared the housing crunch Sarasota County and other neighboring jurisdictions face.
SEBRING — If you’re an artist who has done or wants to do a mural, and you can meet the requirements from Highlands County, they may have a job for you.
Citrus County Chronicle
If everything stays the course as the Board of County Commissioners hammers out the 2022-23 fiscal year budget, Citrus County taxpayers will see a modest increase in taxes.
Fox 35 Orlando
Skyrocketing rent in Orlando has priced many out of the mark or has resulted in record evictions. Democratic lawmakers are calling on the state to do more to help facilitate more affordable housing
AROUND THE COUNT(R)Y
The agreement, struck by key Democrats in the U.S. Senate and backed by President Biden, could mean a huge influx of federal dollars for environment and clean energy initiatives.
With billions in proposed spending, the package could affect both government programs and regional economies.
President Biden’s top advisor on the $1.2 trillion package tells Route Fifty that 5,000 projects across the country are underway, and that the White House is meeting regularly with state infrastructure coordinators. He also knocked Republicans wavering on the transition to electric vehicles.