Duke Energy Trail Agreement Could Hit Jefferson County Taxpayers

Duke Energy Trail Agreement Could Hit Jefferson County Taxpayers

While supporters of a Jefferson County Commission approved bike trail along a Duke Power easement have focused on the benefits of the trail, there has been little discussion about the potential costs associated with the project. Jefferson County Commission officials and supporters of the project cite costs of $40,000 over two years, but do not […]

DeSantis Seeks to Boost Money in Scholarship Program

DeSantis Seeks to Boost Money in Scholarship Program

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday touted a proposal to spend an additional $18.8 million next year on a program that provides voucher-like scholarships to students with disabilities, saying he trusts “parents to make the best decision” for the education of their children. DeSantis appeared at […]

Florida State Senator Responds to NY Abortion Law

Florida State Senator Responds to NY Abortion Law

Joe Gruters, a Sarasota Republican in the Florida state Senate, has filed a bill to outlaw abortions after 20 weeks into a pregnancy. Gruters introduced the “Florida Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act” for the upcoming legislative session in response to a controversial vote in New York state which expanded abortion rights. Currently, Florida state law […]