CLOCK IS TICKING ON FLORIDA KEYS SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS

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For specialty contractors in Monroe County, time seems to still be running out. That is, of course, unless city, county and state administrators and legislators find a way...

1ST  POLITICAL FORUM GETS FEISTY IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

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Florida Keys candidates in nine political races fielded questions on July 18 from four local panelists at Hometown’s first election forum. The lively audience included Democrats, Republicans,...

LOUD MUSIC & SMOKING AT BEACHES ADDRESSED BY NEW LAWS TAKING EFFECT IN FLORIDA

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State legislators sent a number of bills that appropriated funds and set policy to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk for approval during the last legislative session in Tallahassee....

MARATHON, BOATWORKS & DEO SQUARE OFF IN FINAL ADMINISTRATIVE HEARING

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Does a lack of express prohibition constitute permission? What’s the difference between a “liveaboard” and a “floating structure?” And what can you do with each of them? Definitions...

FLORIDA’S NEW ABORTION LAW PROMPTS LEGAL BATTLES

Few things in Florida are ever clear-cut, black-and-white, yes-no decisions, and the state’s new, tighter abortion restrictions are no different. Until July 1, the Sunshine State had allowed...

CRUISE SHIPS: STATE EXPANDS PIER B’S BOUNDARIES

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Key West’s great cruise ship debate is far from over, and in fact exploded like a firework on July 1, when state officials agreed to expand by...

DESANTIS VETOES $3 BILLION IN STATE BUDGET BUT KEYS FUNDING REMAINS

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A $112.1-billion budget approved by the Florida House and Senate earlier in the year was slashed some $3 billion by Gov. Ron DeSantis. While funding for the...

STATE LEGISLATORS ADDRESS PROPERTY INSURANCE CRISIS

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A reinsurance program and a crackdown on fraudulent roof claims are among the proposals approved during a special session in Tallahassee to address a property insurance crisis.  Senate...

GOVERNOR DESANTIS SIGNS TAX HOLIDAY LEGISLATION

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In recent weeks, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a number of bills approved by the House and Senate. Among the signings causing a stir are a bill revoking...

SCHOOL BOARD DISCUSSES HOUSING & STRATEGIC PLAN

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Debate over a redevelopment proposal for district property in Key West, as well as updates on strategic planning and standards-based grading, consumed the majority of the April...