BREAKING NEWS: STATE SENATE PASSES BILL TO VOID KEY WEST CRUISE SHIP REDUCTION

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The Florida Senate on Thursday passed the bill that voids Key West's initiative to significantly reduce the number of cruise ships that can visit the island city. Senate...

SCHOOL DISTRICT PONDERS STATE GRADES

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Monroe County school officials say they are undecided about whether to seek the annual grade assigned to the district by the state, until they see what other...

VACCINE ELIGIBILITY OPENS UP TO 18-PLUS on APRIL 5

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COVID-19 vaccinations will be open to all adults ages 18 and older beginning April 5.  Gov. Ron DeSantis released a nearly three-minute video on March 25 announcing vaccine...

RESIDENTS 50 AND OLDER CAN SIGN UP FOR SHOT STARTING MONDAY

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Gov. Ron DeSantis will sign an executive order today that opens eligibility even further from 60 years of age to 50. The governor made the announcement on...

COUNTY COMMISSION BACKS KEY WEST VOTERS, OPPOSES STATE BILL TO VOID CRUISE SHIP LIMITS

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With no discussion and a unanimous vote, the Monroe County commissioners on March 17 approved a resolution by Commissioner Craig Cates to oppose a proposed state bill...

DESANTIS RESCINDS COVID-19 FINES IMPOSED BY LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

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By Jim McCarthy and Mandy Miles Individuals and businesses in Florida facing fines for violating city- or county-imposed restrictions in the last year won’t need to pay up. An...

STATE REP SPONSORS SWIM SAFETY BILL

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A bill co-sponsored by Republican state Rep. Jim Mooney looks to tackle one of the leading causes of death among children ages 1-4 in Florida — drowning.  Filed Feb....

Governor’s spending plan includes critical Keys dollars

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A budget proposal unveiled by Gov. Ron DeSantis last week showed $4.3 billion more in spending, with $2.6 billion accounting for costs of the state’s COVID-19 pandemic...

DESANTIS DOLES OUT $16.7M FOR KEYS RESILIENCY PROJECTS

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Recovering and building back stronger than before: Those were the goals emphasized by Gov. Ron DeSantis in a Friday afternoon visit to Key Largo, where he announced...

NEW STATE SENATOR DRAWS KEY COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS

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Ana Maria Rodriguez is no stranger to the state legislature, having served a term in the House prior to her victory on Election Night to become the...