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In December, the United States Border Patrol processed 225,000 migrants who entered the U.S. illegally, more than any other month in the agency's history. While most of the migrants …

The 2024 Florida Legislative Session is currently in session and will conclude on March 8. Environmental non-profit 1000 Friends of Florida has identified a number of bills that …

Manatee School District to Hold Two Job Fairs this Month

The School District of Manatee County is hosting two job fairs in February, offering a variety of positions for job seekers with on-site interviews available.

The Gulf Islands Ferry will expand service to the historic Bridge Street pier in the City of Bradenton Beach starting Friday, February 9, barring any inclement weather.   …

Trump claim of presidential immunity turned down by federal appeals court in D.C.

Former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted for charges he schemed to overturn the 2020 election, a three-judge panel of a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, rejecting …

Cartoon Character Skewers Manatee County Politics

Nobody in Manatee County politics gets spared by the anonymous makers of “The Real KVO."

County Gives Beruff Private Street and Oversized ADU

Public records are raising questions about whether the county is enforcing its own rules and whether the county’s Land Development Code is being applied equitably …

TBT's Mitch Maley on The Big Picture Manatee

Join us in this insightful video as we sit down with the esteemed Dennis "Mitch" Maley to delve into the intricate details of the Musgrave property deal. Mitch, a seasoned journalist from The …

The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a $78 billion tax package that would expand the child tax credit and reinstate some tax incentives for businesses.

The Manatee County Tax Collector's office is excited to announce the installation of a new instant vehicle registration renewal kiosk at the Palmetto Publix, conveniently …

The Florida Commission on Ethics has concluded its investigation into Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostebridge over a citizen-launched complaint that he violated ethics …

This Week in Local Government: 2/4/24

BRADENTON —  It will be a quiet week in local government this week. On Monday, the Palmetto City Commission will convene for a workshop and regular meeting. The Manatee County Planning …

Gov. Ron DeSantis currently makes $141,400 in his full-time job as Florida governor, which right now is lower than at least ten other governors around the country, but under a proposal ( PCB APC …

What Are Your Local Legislators Up to in This Year's Session?

The state’s legislative session kicked off Monday, January 9, and is set to continue through Friday, March 8. Bills sponsored by local lawmakers are working their way …

Manatee County Connecting with Citizens at Neighborhood Summit

Community Leaders are invited to attend the 2024 Manatee County Neighborhood Summit on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lakewood Ranch Library, located at …

U.S. Supreme Court schedules March 26 oral arguments in abortion pill access case

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on March 26 in the case that could significantly curtail access to a prescription drug used for both abortions and miscarriage care.

How Much Do Local Elected Officials Make?

We collected data from multiple local governments, including the county, the school district, multiple cities, and several constitutional officers. Here’s what we learned...

Manatee County Employee of the Year

The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) has named Paul Panik as the Employee of the Year for 2023. “I take great pleasure in helping other people …

East Manatee Preservation is excited to announce a Panel Discussion on the Future of Agriculture in Manatee County on Saturday, February 10, from 3-5 PM at Dakin Dairy Farms …

1000 Friends of Florida Talks Agriculture

Sea level rise and climate change are rarely mentioned in the official discourse of the state government in Florida. Nor does our government usually frame new construction as a problem or …

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