Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Politics

Rick Scott to announce Senate run

TALLAHASSEE - Governor Rick Scott is expected to announce his U.S. Senate bid in April. According to the Herald-Tribune, one of Governor Scott's longest–serving staff...

Congressman Buchanan’s red tide legislation passes

SARASOTA COUNTY - U.S. House Rep. Vern Buchanan's legislation will be used to fight red tide and other harmful algae. Buchanan's measure gives $8 million in...

Asst. North Port Chief of Police on paid leave

NORTH PORT - The Assistant North Port Chief of Police is on paid leave following an unknown complaint. North Port spokesman Josh Taylor confirmed to...

Manatee voters approve property tax increase for schools

MANATEE COUNTY - It was election night on the Suncoast, and voters in Manatee County narrowly approve a property tax increase. A 1-million dollar property...

Florida Budget and the elderly

FLORIDA - Programs for the elderly receive only $2.1 million in additional cash in this year's Florida state budget. That means little help with massive,...

Republican James Buchanan running for District 74 House

SARASOTA - Fresh off his loss to Democrat Margaret Good in the District 72 election, Sarasota Republican James Buchanan announces he will run for...

State House Rep. Gruters talks next election, political climate

SARASOTA - In this special edition of Political Corner, Suncoast state house rep. Joe Gruters, the chair of the Sarasota County Republican Party, talks...

“Shoot up” threat leads to new Florida law

SARASOTA - A student's threat to "shoot up" Sarasota High School leads to a new Florida law. When Governor Rick Scott signed legislation last week...

Sarasota school officials discuss safety

SARASOTA COUNTY - Sarasota school officials discussed campus safety and tax extension at a digital town hall Monday evening hosted by the district. The town...

Legislature approves Florida budget

FLORIDA - Florida lawmakers ended their brief overtime with a budget approval. The 2018 Legislature ended with a rare Sunday session, capped by lawmakers...