Environment

Obama Signs Reauthorization of National Estuary Program

The law allows the EPA to continue working to improve specially designated waters and habitats, including Sarasota Bay.

05/24/2016 Research by staff

Legal

Rick Scott Reappoints Sarasota Attorney to Judicial Nomination Commission

Florida Gov. Rick Scott last month reappointed real estate attorney Nancy Cason to the state's Twelfth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

05/24/2016 Research by staff

Tech

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

Education

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

Housing

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

Tallahassee

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

Congress

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

Tourism

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

Food

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

Street Meat

Food Truck Rally Intended to Call Attention to Restrictive County Rules

SRQ's First Food Truck Rally runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday.

04/20/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

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

Events

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

941CEO Daily

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

941CEO Daily

$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

941CEO Daily

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

Civil Discourse

Complete Transcript: Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin Discuss Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights

Gonzalez's "Religious Freedom Bill" would allow Floridians to refuse to provide services to customers if they object on religious or moral grounds.

03/04/2016 By Pam Daniel

Civil Discourse

Should Businesses Be Required to Provide Services to Same-Sex Couples?

A conversation about gay weddings and religious freedom between State Rep. Julio Gonzalez and Ken Shelin.

03/01/2016 By Pam Daniel

Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About Redistricting

Cooper Levey-Baker breaks down what's going on with redistricting and how it affects us.

03/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

941CEO Daily

Carl Hiaasen Comes to Sarasota March 16

Author and journalist to address Sarasota Tiger Bay Club.

02/19/2016 Research by staff

Public Service

Mayor Willie Shaw Hands Out Free Coffee at Sarasota's New Kahwa

Sarasota's new Kahwa Coffee Roasting is the St. Pete-based chain's first shop south of Tampa Bay.

02/10/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker