Incumbent State Attorney faces 2 challengers

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The race for State Attorney, or top prosecutor, of the 16th Judicial Circuit includes two challengers — Democrat Donald Barrett and Republican Mark Kohl — facing incumbent...

KEYS WEEKLY EXPLAINS FIVE OUT OF SIX PROPOSED AMENDMENTS ON BALLOT

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With the spotlight glaring on President Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden, it could be easy to overlook the proposed constitutional amendments on the...

DeSantis eyes fixes to unemployment jam

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In 2019, the state of Florida handled and processed 307,000 unemployment claims. Just the last two weeks alone, just over 348,500 claims filed in. As for calls, the...

DeSantis slashes $1 billion from state budget

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The good news: teachers will get their raises and the Everglades Restoration Project funding is largely intact. The bad news is that Gov. Ron DeSantis cut funding...

Vacation rental bill appears dead

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Legislation that would strip local vacation rental control won’t cross the finish line this session, state Sen. Anitere Flores says.  Senate Bill 1128, as proposed by Sen. Manny...

FLORIDA KEYS STATE ATTORNEY RACE GETS HEATED

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The two candidates for state attorney of the Florida Keys’ 16th Judicial Circuit haven’t minced words when speaking of their opponents. Incumbent...

Emergency help on the way from the Keys to Tallahassee

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In times of disaster, it’s usually the state capitol sending help to Monroe County. In this case, it’s the opposite. On April 6, Monroe County Administrator Roman Gastesi...

NEW FLORIDA LAWS – 8 laws that went into effect 8 days ago

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Of the 3,500 bills filed by lawmakers in Tallahassee, 191 became law nine days ago. Here are a few of the notable ones that are...

Key Wester Clint Barras wants to replace Raschein

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Clint Barras may be a political newcomer, but he’s been paying attention and has rolled out his campaign, website and political platform. Barras is the first Democrat to...

QUICK RECAP OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS ON THE BALLOT

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In recent years, Florida voters have faced a slew of constitutional amendments. In 2018, there were a dozen. In 2016, there were four. In 2020,...