Female Factor

11 Political Newcomers Jump into the 2018 Election Cycle

A record 527 women were running for Congress as of April, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, most of them Democrats. Florida—and Sarasota and Manatee—are following the trend.

06/27/2018 By Megan McDonald

Politics

Proposed Changes to Florida Constitution to Be Discussed Monday

The panel will feature Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates, journalist Dennis Maley and activist Lourdes Ramirez.

06/06/2018 By Staff

Politics

School Board Debates Set for June 7 and 21

The next two Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheons will feature debates between candidates for the Sarasota County School Board.

05/23/2018 By Staff

Politics

Voters to Decide Whether to Move City Elections to the Fall

City of Sarasota voters will choose this November whether to move City Commission elections to coincide with federal, state, county and district elections.

05/21/2018 By Staff

Politics

School Safety the Topic at Next Republican Club Event

School Board Chairwoman Bridget Ziegler and Sheriff Tom Knight will discuss safety in public schools on Tuesday, May 15

05/02/2018 By Staff

Politics

Florida Chief Financial Officer Speaks in Sarasota April 19

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis is speaking at an upcoming Sarasota Republican Club dinner at Marina Jack.

04/13/2018 By Staff

Politics

'Legislative Update' Scheduled for April 19

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club meeting will feature an update from the area's state lawmakers.

04/11/2018 By Staff

Planning

Former County Commissioner to Lead Comprehensive Plan Discussion

Jon Thaxton will lead the discussion at the next meeting of the Sarasota County Council of Neighborhood Associations.

04/03/2018 By Staff

From the Editor

From the Editor: Hear Them Roar

Susan Burns on youth and the gun debate.

03/19/2018 By Susan Burns

Networking

Business Group Holds Low Country Boil on April 27

The meet 'n' greet includes the opportunity to meet and speak with local elected officials.

03/02/2018 By Staff

Second Chances

Should Former Felons Have the Right to Vote?

More than 6 million Americans are barred from voting because of a felony conviction—including more than 1.6 million in Florida.

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Don't Tread on Me

Greg Steube Fights for Guns and Individual Rights

The state senator is stirring up controversy.

02/27/2018 By Tony D'Souza and Pam Daniel

Education

School Tax Referendum to Be Discussed March 8

The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon panel will discuss the upcoming Sarasota County school tax referendum vote.

02/27/2018 By Staff

Politics

State Lawmaker to Speak at Next Republican Club Dinner

State Rep. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, will speak about "the past, present and future of the GOP" during the Sarasota Republican Club's next dinner.

02/23/2018 By Staff

Retail

Forum to Weigh Civil Rights, Religious Freedom

March 14 event asks, “Can a Cake Shop Refuse to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding?"

02/20/2018 By Staff

Politics

Texas Congressman to Headline Democratic Party Fundraiser

Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, will deliver the keynote speech at the Sarasota County Democratic Party's 2018 Kennedy-King Dinner.

02/19/2018 By Staff

Politics

Panel Discussion Covers Future of Cuba and the Caribbean

The event includes a former U.S. diplomat, the director for the Americas Center at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, two congressional representatives and more.

02/14/2018 By staff

Politics

Democrat Wins State House Special Election

Margaret Good defeated Republican James Buchanan in Tuesday's state House special election, winning 52.2 percent of the votes.

02/13/2018 By Staff

Politics

Former Colin Powell Aide to Speak in Sarasota

Retired U.S. Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson will speak at the annual dinner of Florida Veterans for Common Sense.

02/01/2018 By Staff