Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Politics

Sarasota Leaders Consider Banning Medical Marijuana

Sarasota leaders will now consider banning medical marijuana dispensaries entirely within city limits. Under the new state law implementing the amendment, signed by Gov. Rick...

Longboat Key Eyes Suncoast Administrator for Town Manager

Longboat Key leaders are eyeing another Suncoast administrator to take over as their town manager. Dave Bullock is retiring as Longboat Key town manager in...

Home Developers Get a Second Chance in Venice

The Preserves of Venice is getting a second chance to ease concerns. The proposed 118–home development at the southeast intersection of Border and Auburn roads...

City of Sarasota Parking Department Debt

Without any funding from the proposed parking meter pilot program the city of Sarasota's parking department expects to be $300,000 short of its expenses...

Venice Comprehensive Plan

Discussion of the 2017 draft of the Venice Comprehensive Plan resumes tomorrow morning. City planners are set to discuss a series of questions raised by...

Venice Council Scrutinizes the Budget

The 2017-18 budget for the city of Venice is a bit clearer, but nothing is final yet. According to the Herald Tribune Council members spent...

Sarasota County Commission Talks Taxes

The Sarasota County Commission will not increase the property tax rate in its next budget, but  according to the Herald Tribune, the board agreed yesterday...

Sarasota School Board Clashes Over Spending

Conflict at a school board work session. The Sarasota School Board must distribute $9.3 million in capital funds from property taxes to charter schools. That's up...

House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise, shot at Congressional Baseball Practice

ALEXANDRIA, VA.- Congressman Steve Scalise and at least three others were shot when a gunman opened fire on a congressional baseball team practice in...

Local GOP Backs President Trump

The local GOP says President Trump is being unfairly persecuted, that was the sentiment during yesterday’s meeting of the Sarasota Republican Club. Lawmakers were there...