Bay News 9 

Water taxi service coming to Manatee County 

TAMPA, Fla. — In Manatee County, both the number of residents and tourists is on the rise, and that combination impacts traffic, particularly the east-west routes to and from the beaches.   


Citrus County Chronicle 

County to seek raises for county employees 

The majority of Citrus County government employees are being paid less than market conditions, according to a consultant’s study. 


Tampa Bay Newspaper 

Pinellas hears another Corps ‘no’ on beach-erosion fix  

The Army Corps of Engineers has denied a waiver that would have let a massive, already-behind-schedule beach renourishment project move forward in Pinellas County. 



Florida Politics 

FWC orders more work on Weeki Wachee Spring protections  

Enhanced protections for the Weeki Wachee Spring remain far off as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) kicked the issue back to agency staff and asked them to work out a plan with Hernando County officials. 




Prediction: 2023 Will Be a ‘Very Active’ Hurricane Season 

COMMENTARY | Forecasters expect the number of major hurricanes this year to be similar to 2017, which saw the extremely intense hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.