A Florida bill could clear the way for farmworker housing 

Florida’s agriculture industry hopes a newly passed bill that would limit local regulations on farmworker housing will bring in more non-immigrant foreign workers. 


News Pub 

State preemption bills have a good year at the Florida Legislature  

The 2024 Florida Legislature passed a number of bills that would take away authority from local governments. Known as preemption bills, they were cleared for issues ranging from local wages to vacation rentals to affordable housing. Some of those that failed this year will likely be back next year. 



Bay News 9 

Osceola County continues free college program for high school graduates  

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — On Monday night, Osceola County commissioners unanimously voted in favor of approving their Osceola Prosper Program, a free college tuition program for high school graduates in Osceola County. 


The Ledger 

Federal package offers $17.5 million for several Polk County road projects  

Polk County projects will receive millions of dollars in funding from a package of federal spending bills recently signed by President Joe Biden. 


Fort Myers Beach Talk 

State legislature approves aid for Fort Myers Beach  

The Florida Legislature has approved funds to help aid the Town of Fort Myers Beach in rebuilding its town hall and to replace revenue lost due to Hurricane Ian. 


Keys News 

County to take up accepting new building allocations  

The Monroe County Commission this week will take public input and discuss accepting possibly 8,000 new state-issued building allocations and adding seven additional hours to the hurricane evacuation timeframe.