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New federal flood insurance guidelines has some in our area already seeing skyrocketing costs.
(Left to right) Brittany Detert, Mekala Jones, Senator Nancy Detert, Dolphin Aviation owner Ron Ciaravella, Tiana Smith, and Breanna Barrett (Not pictured: Jessiah ‘Jesse’ Straw)
SARASOTA - Scholarships were handed out Thursday by State Senator Nancy Detert as part in Dolphin Aviaition's scholarship awards ceremony.
VENICE, FL - Governor Rick Scott will officially make it illegal to text while driving today.
SARASOTA, Fla. - An incident in Panama City Beach where two people were injured while parasailing is now raising questions as to just how safe the activity really is. The accident comes just two months after a bill died in the state senate that would have required much stricter regulations for parasail operators.
SARASOTA - A bill that would allow Florida youngsters to remain in foster care until age 21 has cleared the state legislature. Wednesday, the house approved the bill 116-1, sending the measure off to Governor Scott for a signature.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida lawmakers have passed a statewide ban on texting while driving.
SARASOTA - Legislation aimed at forcing online retailers to start collecting state sales taxes is making headway in the Florida legislature. The proposal would force online retailers to collect the state's 6%+ sales tax.
TALLAHASSEE - Florida's lieutenant governor has resigned amid a police probe of an internet cafe operator. Jennifer Carroll once represented the company Allied Veterans of the World, whose owner faces racketeering charges. She quits one day after police question her about the case.
The sunshine state is one step closer to making it illegal to text while driving.
Suncoast State Senator Nancy Detert doesn't give up easily. For the 5th year in a row, she has filed a bill to make it illegal to text while driving. And this year, she thinks her bill has a good chance of becoming law.
The election is still one week away, but area Republican and Democratic Party members have already announced plans for election night victory parties.