The future for local government operations is to privatize or outsource a whole lot more functions than is currently thought reasonable.
Manatee County is taking steps in the right direction in tweaking its wetlands protection ordinances, following the reasonable goal of creating certainty for property owners and potential property owners.
Enjoy this week's Castaway cartoon.
The lemming-like rush to try to lure Hollywood filmmakers to Sarasota and Manatee counties is costly, ineffective and a little embarrassing.
Manatee County commissioners got one of the toughest decisions right in the budget for next year. They kept the property tax rate flat. Or so it appears. That will not be official until the final rate is approved in September.
This week's Castaway cartoon.
The moral compass for the majority of our
political leadership in both parties is what is
right for re-election, not the countryâ€™s future.