Florida judge blocks 15 week abortion ban
Florida judge blocks 15 week abortion ban

Judge John Cooper sided with them, ruling on Thursday that the law is unconstitutional and "violates the privacy provision of the Florida constitution."

12 hrs 23 mins ago by Cynthia McLaughlin
Punta Gorda's eyes set on city hall expansion
June 27th, 7:40 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
DeSantis vetoes bill critics say would have hurt local governments
DeSantis vetoes bill critics say would have hurt local governments

Senate Bill 620 allowed any business operating in Florida for at least three years to claim legal damages if a county or city enacts or amends a provision that causes a 15% hit to a company’s profits.

June 27th, 7:29 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
President Biden signs national gun safety bill
President Biden signs national gun safety bill

The measure closes the so-called boyfriend loophole in domestic violence law, which keeps guns away from unmarried dating partners convicted of abuse.

June 25th, 12:52 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
City of North Port raises impact fees
City of North Port raises impact fees

City commissioners voted 4-1 to enact impact fees similar to those suggested in a study by Tindale-Oliver & Associates in 2011.

June 25th, 12:43 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
AFL-CIO of Florida endorses Charlie Crist
AFL-CIO of Florida endorses Charlie Crist

According to the Herald Tribune, the AFL-CIO endorsed Crist on Friday in his race in the Democratic primary against Florida Commissioner of Agriculture, Democrat Nikki Fried.

June 25th, 12:24 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Congressman Charlie Crist talks affordable housing with SNN
Congressman Charlie Crist talks affordable housing with SNN

Marco La Manno was able to speak to Congressman Crist recently about one of the biggest issues in Florida: the home insurance crisis.

June 19th, 5:44 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
$18 million for facility to treat Piney Point water
$18 million for facility to treat Piney Point water

The payment is expected to be one of the final expenses the county has to approve in its effort to close the former phosphate facility.

June 19th, 12:28 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Florida cities, counties can now ban smoking on beaches
Florida cities, counties can now ban smoking on beaches

Many of Florida's most popular beaches and parks may choose to no longer allow smoking.

June 19th, 12:18 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Manatee County school workers will start at $15 an hour July 1
Manatee County school workers will start at $15 an hour July 1

The county's school board signed off on a new contract with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees to increase starting pay to at least 15 dollars an hour.

June 18th, 5:21 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Commissioner Christian Ziegler not running for reelection
Commissioner Christian Ziegler not running for reelection

The deadline to qualify to run was Friday at noon, and Ziegler did not qualify.

June 18th, 12:30 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Joe Gruters may need Democratic help in primary
Joe Gruters may need Democratic help in primary

Under state law, if Gruters has no opponent in the general election and the primary would end up deciding the race, Democrats can vote in his primary.

June 18th, 12:23 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
George Kruse DUI investigation continues two months later
George Kruse DUI investigation continues two months later

So far, Kruse received a $155 fine, a careless driving citation, and has to attend a four hour traffic school course.

June 18th, 12:19 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Nikki Fried speaks with SNN on her plan to combat soaring insurance and rent
Nikki Fried speaks with SNN on her plan to combat soaring insurance and rent

Commissioner Nikki Fried says Florida's government has failed on the issue of affordable housing.

June 12th, 6:11 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Manatee Clerk of Court stands by letter that suspects financial malfeasance from Scott Hopes
Manatee Clerk of Court stands by letter that suspects financial malfeasance from Scott Hopes

Angelina Colonneso says she has "grave concerns" about Hopes' performance, saying Hopes has not communicated with her office on multiple projects and is concerned about his use of money.

May 21st, 12:39 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
"Buffalo isn’t an isolated incident" Giffords group talks to SNN about racist shooting
"Buffalo isn’t an isolated incident" Giffords group talks to SNN about racist shooting

Giffords is an organization led by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was shot a decade ago.

May 22nd, 12:53 PM EDT by Marco La Manno
Nikki Fried urges Florida reps to keep cannabis provision in COMPETES Act
Nikki Fried urges Florida reps to keep cannabis provision in COMPETES Act

Fried wants the Florida delegation on this committee to keep a cannabis banking provision in the bill.

May 14th, 12:21 PM EDT by SNN Newsroom
DeSantis getting millions from real estate, realtors
DeSantis getting millions from real estate, realtors

In this interview, we hear why real estate loves DeSantis and how or if this will affect the special session on Florida's home insurance crisis.

May 3rd, 10:39 AM EDT by Marco La Manno
New political group 'Ron Be Gone' wants to unseat governor
New political group 'Ron Be Gone' wants to unseat governor

'Ron Be Gone,' as the name states, wants Ron DeSantis gone.

March 18th, 7:50 AM EDT by SNN Newsroom
Planned Parenthood encouraging residents to vote
Planned Parenthood encouraging residents to vote

With the midterm elections one day away Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida are getting proactive by urging residents to vote.

November 5th, 5:37 PM EST
Gap in background checks under review
Gap in background checks under review

TALLAHASSEE – The nearly year–long gap in background checks for concealed carry permits under Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s watch is now being reviewed. The audit is being done by the state’s auditor general, and Putnam’s office confirmed that the audit has started. In fact, the review began before the security snafu was made public in […]
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North Port City Clerk resigns
North Port City Clerk resigns

SARASOTA – North Port City Clerk Patsy Adkins has given her 30 day resignation notice, ending a 15–year career with the city. Adkins has spent the two most recent of those 15 years as the city clerk. She had come under scrutiny recently both over the way she managed the clerk’s office and a backlog […]
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Bail reform to reach Sarasota and Manatee County
Bail reform to reach Sarasota and Manatee County

SARASOTA – A know your rights event put on by Black Lives Matter touched on topics of what to do when stopped by the police, race relations, and bail reform. 2015 report from the New York Times says of the people currently locked up in this country, 60 percent haven’t been convicted of anything. Close […]
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Political Corner: Sarasota Co. GOP rally, straw poll set for July 28th
Political Corner: Sarasota Co. GOP rally, straw poll set for July 28th

SARASOTA – In this edition of Political Corner, SNN’s Grant Boxleitner and Sarasota County Republican Party Vice Chair Jack Brill discuss the upcoming GOP straw poll and rally. The much-anticipated event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 28 at Robarts Arena, featuring candidates up and down the Republican ticket for the […]
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Gillum campaigns in Sarasota
Gillum campaigns in Sarasota

SARASOTA – Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, was in Sarasota Wednesday campaigning for the Democratic nomination for governor. He’s campaigning the old fashioned way, talking to residents where they’re comfortable, namely local barbershops. Gillum, who is African–American, visited three black–owned barbershops on the Suncoast yesterday in less than two hours. He also hopes stops like those […]
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Momentum builds ‘Hope’ for bullied students
Momentum builds ‘Hope’ for bullied students

TALLAHASSEE – A school program designed to help bullied students moves forward. The Florida Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved a rule for a controversial new program that will let bullied students transfer to private schools. Hope scholarships will allow students who are victims of bullying or other violence to receive public funding to […]
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Dr. Diana Greene says “goodbye” to Manatee County Schools
Dr. Diana Greene says “goodbye” to Manatee County Schools

MANATEE COUNTY – “Being the superintendent for the school district of Manatee County has been an amazing opportunity. Situations where you feel like ‘oh I will never experience that’ somehow as Superintendent you seem to experience those situations,” As of this week, Dr. Diana Greene, the first African American female to serve as superintendent in […]
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