Politics

Republican Club Dinner Features State Legislative Candidates

Tommy Gregory, Ray Pilon and Will Robinson will appear on Thursday, Sept. 20.

09/10/2018 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

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

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

Politics

Leaders Discuss Local Impact of Legislative Session

Five local leaders will discuss the impact to the region from the recently concluded session of the Florida Legislature on June 22.

06/16/2017 By staff

Politics

State Senator Speaks in Sarasota July 20

Florida Sen. Jack Latvala, R-Clearwater, the chair of the state Senate's Appropriations Committee, will speak at The Argus Foundation's next Meet the Minds luncheon.

06/12/2017 By staff

Politics

State Lawmakers Provide Legislative Update June 1

State Sen. Greg Steube and state Reps. Julio Gonzalez, Joe Gruters and Alex Miller will provide an update on state government and the state Legislature.

05/25/2017 By staff

Politics

Florida House Speaker Appears in Sarasota Ahead of Legislative Session

Florida House of Representatives Speaker Richard Corcoran will speak at The Argus Foundation’s next Meet the Minds luncheon.

02/27/2017 By staff

Retail

Retail Trade Group Announces 2017 Legislative Priorites

The Florida Retail Federation supports state law that bans local regulations of plastic shopping bags and opposes any increase in the state's minimum wage.

12/06/2016 By staff

Events

Groups Meet Sept. 15 to Determine Legislative Priorities

The purpose of the Legislative Summit is to bring together a broad range of community members to discuss and establish priorities for the Florida Legislature's 2017 session.

06/24/2016 Research by staff

Construction

New Building Rules Go Into Effect July 1

A handful of changes to Florida's building code will go into effect Friday, July 1, according to a blog post published by Florida Realtors.

06/08/2016 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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

How Will Redrawing Congressional Districts Affect the 2016 Election?

Our Election Fever blogger weighs in.

07/27/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Governor Rick Scott Makes Sudden, Widespread Vetoes

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

06/29/2015 By Frank Alcock

Article

Florida Legislature Begins Special Session to Resolve Budget Impasse

Today 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.

06/01/2015 By Frank Alcock