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


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


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


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


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


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


New Online Voter Registration System Launches

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

09/29/2017 By staff


Five Migraine Inducing Intersections—and What to Do About Them

We've identified the region's most horrific traffic hot spots.

09/28/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Event Honoring Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney Postponed

The Republican Party of Sarasota is rescheduling its event honoring former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo.

09/15/2017 By staff


Dates for Special Election to Replace State Rep. Alex Miller Set

Miller, R-Sarasota, recently resigned from the Florida Legislature after serving less than a year.

09/05/2017 By staff


Legislative Summit Scheduled

The purpose of the summit is to bring together a wide range of community members to discuss and establish the region’s priorities for the 2018 Florida legislative session.

08/31/2017 By staff

The Criminal Justice System

Road to Redemption

Formerly incarcerated residents struggle to rebuild their lives and overcome the stigma of serving time.

08/28/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rock the Vote

How Safe is Your Vote?

Sarasota elections supervisor Ron Turner weighs in.

08/25/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

New hires

Sarasota County Names Interim Administrator

The Sarasota County Commission voted to designate assistant county administrator Jonathan Lewis as interim administrator after current administrator Tom Harmer leaves the job.

08/25/2017 By staff


Land Planning Firm Hires New Director

Shumaker Advisors Florida, LLC—a subsidiary of the business law firm Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP—recently hired Joel Freedman as its director of land planning.

08/23/2017 By staff


Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney to Be Honored By Sarasota Republican Party

The two will be named the Republican Party of Sarasota’s 2017 Statesman of the Year and Stateswoman of the Year.

08/22/2017 By staff


Cuba Relations Focus of Panel Discussion in Sarasota

Panelists to address how recent policy changes will affect business, travel and trade

08/21/2017 By staff


Diverging Diamond Interchange Now 'Substantially Complete'

All six eastbound lanes and six westbound lanes are open to traffic.

08/14/2017 By staff


Manatee County Recognized for Cutting Energy Use

Manatee County has reduced its kilowatt hours nearly 7 percent over the past five years.

08/11/2017 By staff