House Republicans released a proposal Tuesday that would balance the budget in nine years — but only by making large cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare, that President Trump vowed not to touch. The House Budget Committee is aiming to pass the blueprint this week, but that may be as far as it goes this…
LACIDA — A Boca Grande couple has unveiled development plans for the 18-acre waterfront Placida Historic Fishing Village… They plan to build an Old Florida style development with a 150-room boutique hotel and a 55-and-older gated enclave offering hotel-like concierge services to residents in independent living. (Read more in HeraldTribune.com)
At a presser in front of the Sand Blaster roller coaster, Volusia County Democrats called for Adam Putnam and the Department of Agriculture to be held accountable for signing off on the roller coaster just hours before it crashed: Susanne Raines, President, Democratic Club of Northern Volusia County: “I’m frustrated with the lack of competence and…
The New Republican PAC cited a few votes Nelson took while in the U.S. Senate, but experts questioned whether the measures really lived up to the consequences the ad described. All in all, these were not votes geared toward making substantive, structural changes to the Social Security and Medicare programs. (Read more in PolitiFact.com)
Local US Rep. Tom Rooney, a top Republican lawmaker on the House Intelligence Committee, is ripping President Donald Trump’s unsupported claim that the FBI inserted a spy inside his campaign. “What is the point of saying that there was a spy in the campaign when there was none?” Rooney said… (Read more in Politico.com)
PUNTA GORDA, Saturday – On the banks of the Peace River, a handful of demonstrators, including four standing before body bags, marked the latest fatal school shootings. The memorial was held in Gilchrist Park, where two months earlier some 1,100 demonstrators gathered to protest the killing of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in…
Punta Gorda Middle School went on lockdown, and extra police patrolled the campus Friday after a student made a disturbing post on social media. (Watch on NBC-2.com)
Florida grocery chain Publix took to Twitter on Tuesday to clarify to customers that the company’s backing of Republican Adam Putnam doesn’t mean it supports the National Rifle Association. (Read more in TampaBay.com)
Today, on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, students across Charlotte County will take to the streets to protest gun violence.
“The traveling public deserves to know whether the FAA is conducting thorough safety oversight of Allegiant. Anything less could lead to disastrous consequences,” Nelson wrote in a letter Monday to the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Transportation.