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Good Liquid Moves Forward on Downtown Cafe

Local brewers/distillers Good Liquid moved one step closer to opening their new tasting room in downtown Bradenton on Wednesday when the Bradenton City Council unanimously approved …

Rick Scott is throwing his hat in the ring to lead the Senate Republican Caucus. Scott joins a field that already includes Idaho’s John Thune and Texas’ John Coryn, both of whom have …

This Week in Local Government: 5/26/24

It will be a fairly slow week in local government. On Monday, all local government sites will be closed in observance of Memorial Day. 

On Tuesday, Manatee County Commissioners convened for a two-part work session addressing two topics. The morning portion of the meeting was dedicated to an update presentation on …

The Inlets at Riverdale Master Association (a boating HOA encompassing The Inlets, Harbour Walk, and The Reserve off of SR 64 in east Manatee County) has taken legal action against Carlos Beruff's …

Six potential state constitutional amendments will be decided on November's ballot. Two were proposed by citizen initiatives, while four are being brought forward by the state legislature …

Manatee County government has announced the following Memorial Day observances taking place throughout the region over the course of the holiday weekend.

Births continued a historic slide in all but two states last year, making it clear that a brief post-pandemic uptick in the nation’s birth numbers was all about planned pregnancies that had …

President Joe Biden is set to announce in New Hampshire on Tuesday that 1 million claims have been granted for benefits under the toxic exposure law that Congress approved less …

Questions are being raised concerning Manatee County’s Code Enforcement Division and whether a county commissioner may be inappropriately giving directives to code enforcement officials. …

LWV School Board Notes: 5/14/24

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 …

A Messianic Jewish activist who pretended to be Muslim and said he was concerned about Islamophobia met undercover over the last four weeks with Muslim professors at the …

Johannes Werner: They were on their way to pick watermelons, but they never got to the field. Early Tuesday morning on a state highway near Ocala, a pickup truck sideswept the school-bus type shuttle …

Red Tide Status Update: 5/17/24

Red tide was not observed in samples collected statewide over the past week.  No reports of  fish kills  suspected to be related to red tide were received over the past week. For …

Rahn Vetoes Sunshine Skyway Pride Display

Thanks to Manatee County Commission Chair Mike Rahn, the Sunshine Skyway bridge will not light up its Raibow display during Pride month or its Gun Violence Awareness display. As the Skyway …

McClash Drops Wetland Policy Challenge

TBT publisher and former Manatee County Commissioner Joe McClash has voluntarily dismissed an administrative challenge to the county's controversial change in wetland protection policies. McClash …

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation ( HB 1645 ) on Wednesday that will erase several instances of the words “climate change” from state statutes and restructure the state’s …

Clague Takes Job with Grimes Galvano

Bill Clague, who recently stepped down as Manatee County Attorney, has joined Grimes Galvano. The firm said in a press release that Clague will focus on transactional, land use, and …

Hundreds Gather on AMI for Save Home Rule Rally

Last Saturday, May 4, Holmes Beach City Field was hot, and it wasn’t just the sun! A Save Florida Home Rule rally ignited the enthusiasm of over 300 citizens who came out to learn the facts …

LWV County Commission Notes: 5/14/24

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 …

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