Lawmakers seek common ground on Florida Forever

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Lawmakers are continuing to work on restocking Florida Forever, the state’s once-prized land preservation program. However, Florida Forever spending is shaping up to be a big part of the environmental budget differences the House and Senate will have to settle in the coming weeks. Senate signs off in Florida Forever funding The […]

Tuesday’s Afternoon Update

State ends federal foreclosure aid with millions unspent Florida on Wednesday will close its three largest Hardest Hit federal housing-aid programs — years early — with $88 million left unspent. State officials said the program was a success, despite data showing that Florida was behind other states in helping financially underwater homeowners. More from the […]

Florida ethics panel to vote Friday on complaint against Naples Councilman Sam Saad

The Florida Commission on Ethics is expected to vote Friday on a complaint filed against Naples Councilman Sam Saad alleging he violated state ethics laws by voting for a controversial real estate development involving his business associates. At the 10 a.m. closed-door hearing in the third floor courtroom of Tallahassee’s First District Court of Appeal, […]