Education

Florida Education Commissioner to Speak in Sarasota

Pam Stewart will speak at a luncheon hosted by The Argus Foundation on Thursday, April 12.

01/31/2018 By Staff

Politics

Trump Administration Reverses Course on Florida Offshore Drilling

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday announced that his department is removing Florida waters from consideration for expanded offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/10/2018 By staff

Energy

Trump Administration Announces Plan to Open Waters to Offshore Drilling

The U.S. Department of the Interior announced on Thursday plans to open almost all of federally controlled waters to offshore oil and gas drilling.

01/04/2018 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

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

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

Data

Florida Sees Record Tourism Numbers

Florida saw a record number of visitors during any six-month period in the state's history during the first half of 2017.

08/30/2017 By staff

Politics

Homebuilder to Chair Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday appointed Medallion Home founder Carlos Beruff as the chairman of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission.

03/02/2017 By staff

Data

Florida Tourism Hits New High

Florida set a new record for tourist visitation in 2016, according to new numbers announced by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday.

02/16/2017 By staff

Environment

State Offers Loans to Businesses Affected By Algal Blooms

Gov. Rick Scott last week activated Florida’s Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for businesses affected by the presence of algal blooms in nearby waterways.

07/19/2016 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

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

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

Talking Points

How to Sound Smart About: Making Florida's State Parks Free

The Florida Legislature is considering waiving entrance fees at state parks for an entire year, starting July 1.

02/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bet On It

The End of Dog Racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club?

Since 1929, dogs have been racing at the Sarasota Kennel Club, but the facility—and the sport—are starting to show their age.

01/25/2016

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

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

Article

Mr. Chatterbox on the 2014 Florida Elections

This election offers a cast of characters worthy of a Carl Hiaasen novel.

09/30/2014 By Bob Plunket