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Commissioner shares thoughts on 2019 legislative session

Commissioner shares thoughts on 2019 legislative session

ANNA MARIA – On Sunday, May 12, Anna Maria Commissioner Carol Carter provided an email recap of the Florida Legislature’s recently-concluded 2019 legislative session. “We...

Bill bans plastic straw bans

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee approved a bill today that would prevent local governments from banning plastic straws while the...
Anna Maria Pier rendering rear

State funds will assist with pier replacement

ANNA MARIA – The $88.7 million budget the Florida Legislature adopted on Sunday, March 11 includes $750,000 in state funds for the estimated $4.5...
West Manatee Fire Rescue Administration Building

WMFR commissioners seek legislative change

BRADENTON – West Manatee Fire Rescue commissioners didn’t get quite what they bargained for when Attorney Jim Dye appeared before them to discuss the...
Chip Case

Vacation rental bills in peril

TALLAHASSEE – Behind the scenes maneuvering by lobbyist Chip Case, Anna Maria City Attorney Becky Vose and her son, attorney Wade Vose, may have...
Holmes Beach legislative session

Commissioners prepare for state legislative session

HOLMES BEACH - Lobbyist Cari Roth is heading back to Tallahassee to fight for the right of municipalities to govern vacation rentals during the...