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Florida toll relief program provides continued customer savings
The program runs through December 31, 2023, and is expected to provide 1.2 million drivers with savings of nearly $500 over the course of the year.
Florida’s fertilizer addiction leads to ban on sales bans, roads that glow
Two of the worst things that survived the session are related to our ongoing water pollution woes. Both are likely to make things a lot worse. Both came as something of a surprise.
How much do Florida homeowners pay in property taxes?
Typically used for funding public services such as schools, law enforcement, and infrastructure improvements, property taxes are the lifeblood of local communities across the United States.
Florida legislators okay bill likely to lead to higher water and sewer rates
Pittman: "Water is a precious resource on the Florida peninsula. The demand for it increases as our population swells like an overinflated party balloon on the verge of popping."
Fred Brummer, former state representative and county commissioner, dies at 77
Fred Brummer, a giant in local politics, has died at 77. Brummer served as a representative in the Florida Legislature from 1998-2006 and an Orange County Commissioner from 2006-2014.
Florida House approves proposal to make it easier to block local ordinances
Lawmakers in Tallahassee have for years taken away ever more power from local governments and “preempted” that power to the state on a variety of issues.

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Florida Legislature approves 8-year school board term limits
In 2022, lawmakers approved 12-year term limits for local school board members in Florida, but a year later, the House and Senate chambers decided to impose 8-year term limits.
Florida has a burning issue involving fire — or the lack of it
In 1998, Florida endured six weeks of wildfires that were so bad, an entire county had to evacuate its 40,000 residents. All lanes of Interstate 95 and Interstate 4 closed down.
Florida bill would protect senior citizens from fraud and abuse
The Florida Senate passed new legislation that could increase protections for vulnerable elderly people from exploitation and abuse.
Restrictions on 3rd party voter registration groups emerge as major fault line in elections bill
Democrats and voting rights advocates say restrictions imposed on third-party voter registration groups are the most problematic items in the contentious election bill pushed by GOP lawmakers this …
Florida bill would ease requirements for new out-of-state occupational licenses
Florida lawmakers are considering a bill that would cut red tape for out-of-state occupational licensees that move to the Sunshine State.
Are partisan school board races good or bad? Legislation heads to full Florida Senate for consideration
Florida voters would determine if the races for non-partisan district school board members should instead be partisan affairs, potentially teeing up for partisan politics in 67 school districts across the state.
Florida legislators consider plan to expand mobile dental units
Similar to food trucks, where the food kind of comes to you, mobile dental units are used to expand access to care in hard-to-reach, low-income, and other communities in need.
Motorists who refuse a breathalyzer test could face bigger hardships in Florida
If a Florida motorist is pulled over for suspected drunk driving and refuses to take a breathalyzer test, they’re subject to a mandatory driver's license suspension for a year.
It can wait: Florida launches Distracted Driving Awareness campaign
According to FLHSMV data, distracted driving crashes resulted in 268 fatalities in 2022 – down 77 deaths from last year’s eight-year high of 345.
Florida legislators keep us in the dark about allowing developers to light up the night
Florida SB 682, reduces the time a local government has to approve or deny building permits from 30 business days to nine calendar days.