Florida Officials Push Frontier Communications to Improve Service

Attorney General Pam Bondi and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam have received hundreds of complaints about the company.

05/10/2016 Research by Staff


School Board Debate Scheduled for June 2

School Board member Caroline Zucker and Teresa Mast, who are running against each other, will appear, as will Eric Robinson and Cindy Hill, opponents in a race for a second seat.

05/10/2016 Research by Staff


City Commission Punts on Affordable Housing Proposal

The Sarasota City Commission voted Monday evening to continue discussion of a 393-unit affordable housing complex proposed by Harvey Vengroff along Fruitville Road.

05/03/2016 Research by Staff


State Senate Debate Scheduled for May 9

Candidates Frank Anthony Cirillo, Doug Holder, Rick Levine, Nora Patterson, Ray Pilon and Greg Steube have all been invited to attend.

05/03/2016 Research by Staff


Rep. Buchanan Supports Measure Intended to Widen Access to Flood Insurance

The legislation passed the U.S. House with unanimous, bipartisan support; it now goes to the Senate for consideration.

04/29/2016 Research by Staff


North Port City Commission Approves Parks and Recreation Plan

The plan calls for improving existing parks around the city and positioning the city as an ecotourism destination, with opportunities for paddling, hiking and swimming.

04/27/2016 Research by Staff


County Workshops Outline Potential Changes to Food Truck Rules

The changes are scheduled to be discussed by the Sarasota County Planning Commission on Thursday, May 5.

04/27/2016 Research by Staff


State House Candidate Forum Scheduled for April 11

Candidates Sara Kathleen Blackwell, Ed James III, Alexandra Cynthia Miller, James Golden, Joe Gruters and Steve Vernon have been invited to attend.

04/06/2016 Research by Staff


Local Lawmakers Offer Legislative Update April 20

State Sen. Nancy Detert will join state Reps. Jim Boyd, Ray Pilon, Greg Steube and Darryl Rouson.

04/05/2016 Research by Staff

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City of Sarasota Moves Ahead with St. Armands Circle Parking Garage

If built, the garage would sit to the north of the circle itself, behind the strip that contains Shore, Cafe L'Europe and Columbia.

03/22/2016 Research by Staff

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$2.5 Million for Rowing Park Survives Governor’s Veto Pen

Five years ago, during his first year in office, Scott vetoed $5 million in funding for the park.

03/16/2016 Research by Staff

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Florida presidential primary concludes Tuesday

In-person voting will be available all day Tuesday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in both Sarasota and Manatee counties.

03/14/2016 Research by Staff

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Carl Hiaasen Comes to Sarasota March 16

Author and journalist to address Sarasota Tiger Bay Club.

02/19/2016 Research by Staff


Donald Trump: Still Statesman of the Year?

The Donald Trump story has Sarasota implications.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock


Governor Rick Scott Makes Sudden, Widespread Vetoes

The $461 million in projects that Scott eliminated from the budget were aggressive by any standard.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock


Jeb Bush Announces Candidacy for President

Jeb Bush announced his candidacy for president on Monday--political blogger Frank Alcock weighs in.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock


Florida Legislature Begins Special Session to Resolve Budget Impasse

The Florida Legislature begins a special session that will hopefully resolve the budget impasse that has the state a month away from a government shutdown.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock


First Look: What to Expect in the 2016 Presidential Election

New College professor Frank Alcock on the political beat.

08/05/2015 By Frank Alcock


How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Sarasota Magazine's Election Fever blogger takes a look at how the redrawing of Florida congressional districts could affect the 2016 election.

08/04/2015 By Frank Alcock


New Drilling Bill Raises Alarm in Florida

If it passes, a new bill would allow for drilling in federal waters within 50 miles of Florida’s coastline.

08/04/2015 By Frank Alcock