Flagler Live 

Nation’s 1st Protections from Excessive Heat for Workers in Miami  

South Florida’s Miami-Dade County could be the only local government in the nation to provide heat-related protections for outdoor workers in the construction and agriculture industries, though advocates claim the proposal has been watered down due to lobbying by business interests. 


Tampa Bay Times 

Proposed bill would overhaul Pinellas transit agency, give county power 

Last week, when state Rep. Linda Chaney announced plans to craft a bill that would change the special act behind Pinellas County’s transit authority for the first time in more than 20 years, she offered few details but repeated one refrain: “transparency and accountability.” 


Keys News 

Keys set legislative priorities  

Battling the consolidation of the Monroe and Miami-Dade counties court systems and creating affordable housing were the top two priorities local government leaders came up with when they met Thursday, Nov. 2, to discuss the upcoming state legislative session, which starts in January. 


Wink News 

Lee County commissioners weigh in on new LCSO Body Cameras  

Last week, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced they are outfitting deputies with body cameras. 



Wakulla, Gadsden among counties receiving money from Florida’s state forests 

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced over $213,000 in funding to support education in 12 fiscally constrained Florida counties. The funding comes from proceeds from operating Florida’s state forests, including the sale of timber and recreation fees from millions of annual visitors. 



News Direct  

Florida PACE to Take Tax Collectors to Supreme Court for Jeopardizing Program Funding  

PACE faces funding crisis due to non-collection by tax administrators who are not adding the fixed-rate assessments to property tax bills