DeSantis Backs Property Tax Relief, Job Growth Fund

DeSantis Backs Property Tax Relief, Job Growth Fund

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Property owners would be the big winners in a tax-relief package released Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis as he proposed a record $91.3 billion budget for next fiscal year. Unlike the broad, business-friendly tax packages that have rolled out of the Legislature the past few […]

Jefferson County Bike Trail Project Raises Transparency Concerns

Jefferson County Bike Trail Project Raises Transparency Concerns

Citizens impacted by a bicycle trail project on a Duke power easement supported by the Jefferson County Commission are raising questions and concerns about being left out of the approval process. Impacted landowners are also concerned about possible safety issues with the project that were not addressed. The eleven mile biking and hiking trail is […]

Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Laurel M. Lee Named Florida Secretary of State

Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Laurel M. Lee Named Florida Secretary of State

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Laurel M. Lee was named Monday by Gov. Ron DeSantis as Florida secretary of state, replacing Mike Ertel, who abruptly resigned last week after the release of photos showing him wearing blackface more than a decade ago. Lee, whose duties will […]

Bondi Joins Ballard Lobbying Firm

Bondi Joins Ballard Lobbying  Firm

By The News Service of Florida After leaving office this month, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is joining the Ballard Partners lobbying firm. Bondi, who was term-limited after eight years as attorney general, will lead a national regulatory-compliance practice aimed at Fortune 500 companies, a release from Ballard Partners said. Bondi was long rumored […]