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...

NEW PERMITS AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN MARATHON & STATE OF FLORIDA

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The city of Marathon and the state of Florida have a new memorandum of understanding  (MOU) approved by the Marathon City Council at the April 12 council...

FLORIDA LAWMAKERS LET GOVERNOR DESANTIS REDRAW CONGRESSIONAL MAP FOLLOWING VETO

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Gov. Ron DeSantis’ veto on a new Florida congressional map is bringing lawmakers back to the state’s capital for a special session on Tuesday, April 19.  Legislators approved...

STATE HOUSE RACE HEATS UP BETWEEN JIM MOONEY & RHONDA REBMAN LOPEZ

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Only 148 votes separated 2020 Republican primary winner for the Florida State House, Jim Mooney, and second-place finisher Rhonda Rebman Lopez. A resident of North Key Largo,...

KEYS OBTAIN $13 MILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR WATER, FLOODING & HOUSING

U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez recently announced the securing of $13.9 million in federal funds for three projects in Monroe County. Of the projects, water improvement in Key West...

STATE BILLS THAT PASSED & DIED AS SESSION DRAWS TO A CLOSE

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A 60-day legislative session in Tallahassee is supposed to end on Friday, March 11. But it appears legislators will be staying a little longer to finish up...

$3M GRANT ANNOUNCED BY GOV. DESANTIS TO ENHANCE ROWELL’S PARK IN KEY LARGO

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A reimagined Rowell’s Park is underway with construction of a restroom and a small parking lot. Realignment of the entrance and a deceleration lane into the park...