Politics

County to Begin Negotiations to Make Interim Administrator Permanent

The Sarasota County Commission on Tuesday directed the county attorney to begin negotiations with interim county administrator Jonathan Lewis to hire Lewis as the next county administrator.

12/15/2017 By Staff

Public health

Panel Discussion Covers Opioid Abuse Crisis

The Sarasota Tiger Bay Club's Jan. 4 luncheon will include a panel discussion about the region's opioid abuse crisis.

12/15/2017 By Staff

Politics

Federal Communications Commission Votes to Eliminate Net Neutrality

The move will allow internet service providers to block content, charge customers more to access certain content and offer certain content at higher or lower speeds.

12/14/2017 By Staff

Construction

Florida Chief Financial Officer to Speak in Sarasota in February

Jimmy Patronis will speak at the annual awards dinner of the Gulf Coast Builders Xchange.

12/12/2017 By Staff

Planning

State Wants Input on Affordable Housing

Florida's Affordable Housing Workgroup is asking for public input on what the state can do to address affordable housing needs.

12/12/2017 By Staff

Transportation

City Approves Paid Parking Plan for Downtown Garages

Drivers can park in the garages for up to three hours for free. An additional hour will cost $3 and additional hours beyond that will cost $1.

12/11/2017 By Staff

Politics

Panel Discussion Covers Shifting Policies Toward Cuba

The event includes former U.S. diplomat Vicki Huddleston and Stephen Kay, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

12/11/2017 By Staff

Politics

Democratic State House Primary Ends Tuesday

Voting ends in the Democratic state House primary race between Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari on Tuesday, Dec. 5, with polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

12/01/2017 By Staff

Politics

Early Voting in State House Democratic Primary Begins Nov. 25

The special election was called because of the resignation of former state Rep. Alex Miller, R-Sarasota, who quit after serving less than a year in office.

11/17/2017 By Staff

Politics

U.S. House Passes Tax Cut Plan

The bill cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent, eliminates the estate tax in 2024 and drops many personal deductions, among other things.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Media

Sarasota Political Activist Contributes to Book Analyzing 2014 Elections

Edward James III co-wrote a chapter in the just-published Races, Reforms, & Policy: Implications of the 2014 Elections.

11/16/2017 By Staff

Planning

Sustainable Communities Workshop Returns

Registration is still open for Sarasota County's 12th annual Sustainable Communities Workshop.

11/13/2017 By Staff

Economy

Gov. Scott to Push for $180 Million in Tax Cuts

Amount is less than governor has sought in many of his previous years in office.

11/06/2017 By Staff

Government

Manatee County Clerk's Office Honored for Reports

The office recently won three awards from the Government Finance Officers Association.

10/27/2017 By Staff

Politics

Vote-By-Mail Ballots Go Out in Florida House Special Election Primary

The Sarasota supervisor of elections last week began sending out vote-by-mail ballots for the Democratic primary election between Margaret Good and Ruta Jouniari.

10/23/2017 By Staff

Politics

Event Honoring Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Rescheduled

The Republican Party of Sarasota will hold a dinner honoring the former vice president and his daughter on Friday, Jan. 19.

10/11/2017 By Staff

Technology

Is Your Website Accessible to the Disabled?

The Trump administration shelved Americans with Disabilities Act website guidelines, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

10/11/2017 By Susan Burns

Hurricane Maria

Federal Government to Help Florida Pay for Sheltering Displaced Puerto Ricans

The state has opened three Hurricane Maria disaster relief centers—two in Miami and one in Orlando.

10/09/2017 By Staff

Politics

Sarasota Supervisor to Speak About Upcoming Elections

Ron Turner will discuss how local elections are managed during the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

10/03/2017 By Staff

Politics

New Online Voter Registration System Launches

Florida residents who already have a state-issued driver's license or identification card can register at registertovoteflorida.gov.

09/29/2017 By Staff