Planning

New Citizens' Group Schedules Town Hall Meeting for Jan. 23

The STOP! event will focus on the need to create more pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and to increase public input into the city’s planning and approval process.

01/18/2017 By Staff

Politics

City Commission Candidates Square Off Feb. 2

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club is hosting a forum for candidates running for the two Sarasota City Commission at-large seats up for grabs in the city's March 14 elections.

01/17/2017 By Staff

Manufacturing

Chemical Company Receives Manatee County Tax Exemption

The Manatee County Commission on Tuesday approved a tax exemption worth $1.2 million over eight years for Allied New Technologies 2, Inc.

01/13/2017 By Staff

New hires

Local Lobbyist Picked to Lead Defense Contractor Group

The Florida Defense Contractors Association recently appointed Bradenton's Gene Moran as the group's executive director.

01/09/2017 By Staff

Politics

Town Hall Lecture Series Tickets Go on Sale Monday

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan are among the speakers who will appear.

01/06/2017 By Staff

Technology

Advertising Groups Challenge New Data Privacy Rules

A coalition of advertising trade associations on Tuesday filed a petition asking that the Federal Communications Commission reconsider new rules created to protect consumer privacy.

01/04/2017 By Staff

The 115th Congress

Buchanan Introduces Seven New Bills on Congress's First Day

The Sarasota Representative is focusing on job creation and tax reform.

01/03/2017 By Staff

Politics

Congressman Outlines 2017 Priorities

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Longboat Key, on Wednesday outlined his policy priorities for 2017, pledging to cut taxes, eliminate "unnecessary regulations" and prevent "massive benefit cuts" for Medicare and Social Security recipients.

12/28/2016 By Staff

Politics

Ag Commissioner to Address Business Group Jan. 12

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam will speak to attendees at The Argus Foundation's 2017 Annual Meeting, which takes place Thursday, Jan. 12.

12/27/2016 By Staff

Events

Civic Group Throws Holiday Party Next Week

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is throwing its annual holiday party at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12.

12/05/2016 By Staff

Planning

County Awards Neighborhood Improvement Grants

The money will go toward projects focused on improving neighborhood character and environment.

11/30/2016 By Staff

Law

Attorneys Form Marijuana Law Practice Group

The law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, which has offices in both Tampa and Sarasota, recently created a new practice group dedicated to marijuana law.

11/28/2016 By Staff

Politics

Court Ruling Blocks Overtime Expansion

A federal judge last week blocked an effort by the U.S. Department of Labor to expand the number of American workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay.

11/27/2016 By Staff

Politics

Election Wrap-Up Takes Place Nov. 17

Kevin Griffith, the vice chair of the Sarasota County Democratic Party, and Joe Gruters, the chair of the Republican Party of Sarasota and a Florida co-chair of Donald Trump's campaign, will discuss the results of Tuesday's elections.

11/08/2016 By Staff

Politics

Go Vote

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

11/07/2016 By Staff

Events

Civic Group Celebrates 55th Anniversary Nov. 10

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations is celebrating its 55th anniversary at the Michael's on East Wine Cellar.

11/04/2016 Research by Staff

Planning

Workshop on Proposed I-75 Overpass Is Nov. 15

The overpass will connect the future Lakewood Ranch Boulevard and Cattlemen Road, with the goal of relieving traffic congestion on University Parkway and Fruitville Road.

11/02/2016 Research by Staff

Planning

Manatee County Commission Approves 1,950-Unit Project

The Manatee County Commission last week voted in favor of a plan to rezone 358.5 acres of land in Bradenton to make way for Peninsula Bay.

10/10/2016 Research by Staff

Politics

Deadline to Register to Vote Approaching

Florida's deadline to register to vote in the November general election is next Tuesday, Oct. 11.

10/06/2016 Research by Staff

Politics

County Commission Debate Set for Monday

The Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations will hold a forum for the two candidates campaigning to represent district one on the Sarasota County Commission.

10/04/2016 Research by Staff