The Daytona Beach News Journal 

State Road A1A: Project seeks to strengthen road from storms  

The Florida Department of Transportation and other agencies are focusing on options to protect part of State Road A1A in Volusia and Flagler counties, including stretches that periodically crumble in bad weather. 


Citrus County Chronicle  

New county administrator: ‘The right place, the right time’  

Things have moved quickly during my first 90 days as County Administrator for the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). We have pulled together a first-class leadership team from far and wide, including many talented individuals who were promoted from within the organization 


Fort Myers Beach Observer  

Lee County enacts burn ban  

The Lee Board of County Commissioners enacted a burn ban for unincorporated Lee County and municipalities effective immediately due to increasingly dry conditions throughout Southwest Florida. 



City & State Florida  

Is removing rent controls part of the answer to Florida’s housing crisis?  

Amid Florida’s rent crisis, Republican leadership in the Florida Legislature have backed bills to decrease prices by increasing housing supply, but the legislation also strips municipalities’ ability to enact rent controls, among other regulations.   



Martin Co. commissioners fear bills will strip away right to self-govern  

STUART, Fla. — Officials in Martin County are concerned that lawmakers in Tallahassee are considering bills that would give their elected leaders less control in their community. 



Route Fifty 

Broadband Equity Means Access and Adoption, Not Just Infrastructure Rollouts 

Governments should not just install new infrastructure but ensure residents can take advantage of the access, experts say. 



Tampa Bay Times 

As Florida’s legislative session begins today, here are the water bills we’re watching  

There’s no shortage of water issues Florida lawmakers could attempt to tackle as the state’s legislative session kicks off today. 


Florida Politics 

House subcommittee OKs loosening up restrictions for Walmart drones  

Florida legislators are considering a bill that makes it easier to build drone ports and harder for local governments to oppose them as Walmart launched a drone delivery service in several cities last year.