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This Week in Local Government: 6/9/24

It will be a fairly active week in local government.  The Manatee County Commission will hold its first budget work session for FY25 on Wednesday. …

Manatee Memorial Hospital recently notified stakeholders that as of June 1 it will no longer provide indigent and uninsured patient care with the exception of ER services required …

Trump touts ‘Swamp the Vote USA'

Former President Donald Trump announced the launch of  Swamp the Vote USA on Tuesday, the latest attempt by the Republican National Committee to rally supporters behind voting early and by mail …

Manatee County Imposes Burn Ban

Due to the continued hot and dry weather, the Manatee County Commission has voted to impose a ban on all outdoor burning and the use and discharge of fireworks and sparklers in …

"KVO" Yard Signs Come Under Fire

Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge’s brother has filed a formal complaint with the Florida Elections Commission against a Manatee County resident …

LWV Manatee School Board Notes: 5/28/2024.

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County Education Issues Committee observes the Manatee County School Board meetings for items of interest to citizens and the League and notes adherence, or lack …

Red Tide Status Update: 5/31/24

Red Tide was not observed in samples collected statewide over the past week. We continue to use satellite imagery (USF and NOAA NCCOS) to help track nearshore and offshore conditions. No reports …

Manatee County Commissioner Kevin Van Ostenbridge has announced that he will switch races and seek the countywide Republican nomination for District 7 instead of District 3, …

Former Manatee County Commissioner Misty Servia resigned from the Manatee Republican Executive Committee this week, citing the REC's shift from working to get Republicans elected to …

Kevin-Kyle Kaczynski-Von Oswald is back with a new video in which "The Bradentucky Times Radio show" reviews the Kevin-Kyle Kover Band's newest EP Puppet on a String, a reference to a James Satcher …

The Manatee Literacy Council is expanding its services for Adult English Language and Adult Basic Education to address the growing need in the community. Twenty percent of …

Manatee Clerk Angel Colonneso sworn into U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Angel Colonneso, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Manatee County, was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar on May 9, 2024, in Washington, D.C. Colonneso and …

Former President of the United States and current Republican nominee Donald Trump has been found guilty on all 34 counts in his criminal hush money trial. A Manhattan jury …

LWV Manatee County Commission Notes: 5/28/2024

The League of Women Voters of Manatee County Government Committee observes Manatee County Commission meetings for items of interest to citizens and the League and notes adherence, or lack of …

This Week in Local Government: 6/2/24

The Manatee County Commission and the Palmetto City Commission will be in session this week. The Palmetto City Commission will hold a commission workshop and regular meeting …

In recent years, North America has seen a notable increase in the implementation of wildlife crossings, reflecting a growing recognition of their importance in reducing wildlife fatalities from …

Three days before the official beginning of hurricane season, Floridians should take care and be prepared: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters are predicting …

For nearly three decades, Florida school board elections have been nonpartisan. But this November, under Amendment  1, voters could choose the political approach, which would allow Democrats, …

BOCC Approves Satcher's Request for More Funding

On Tuesday, the Manatee County Commission approved Supervisor of Elections James Satcher’s request for an FY24 budget increase in a 4-1 vote. Though few details were provided …

SB 280 , a controversial bill passed in this year's session, has yet to become law. In fact, it has not even been sent to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for consideration.

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