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Florida needs more housing but government often gets in the way | Opinion

Adam Millsap (Photo: Your Turn) Florida is the third most populous state in the country and has no problem attracting new residents: From 2010 to 2016, 114,744 new households moved to Florida each year. Unfortunately, only 57,952 housing units were added each year. This discrepancy — with demand outpacing supply — has pushed home prices […]

How To Find Out Of State Housing When You’re Moving

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Top 100 Sarasota-Manatee stories of 2018: Day 9

We recount the biggest news of the past year. Adoption fight pits great-aunt against child welfare employee Three-year-old Ryleigh lost her mother and her grandmother to complications resulting from intravenous drug use. Now her great-aunt, Kathleen McGinty, wants to adopt her. But time is running out. Ryleigh has been living for just over a year […]

Do Republicans think we’re stupid? Floridians want ex-felons to vote.

Straight out of the Florida Department of Oh-No-You-Didn’t, Governor-elect Ron DeSantis and other Republican politicians now claim that they need to “implement” the ballot measure that citizens approved to automatically restore voting rights to felons who have paid their debts to society. DeSantis and Florida Senate President Bill Galvano, among others, ignore that we already […]

Florida’s tax revenues boom as budget runs $365 million ahead of projections

Florida Governor elect Ron DeSantis, center, laughs when he is acknowledged in the Florida House, Tuesday, November 20, 2018, with other members of the Florida Cabinet. Left to Right are: Agricultural Commissioner elect Nikki Fried, and Attorney General Elect Ashley Moody, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, and Attorney General Pam Bondi. SCOTT KEELER | Times […]

Anna Eskamani talks Tallahassee priorities

Anna Eskamani celebrates her win for Florida House District 47 on Election Night Nov. 6. (Joe Burbank / Orlando Sentinel) The lineup for Orlando TV’s public-affairs programs this weekend: New state Rep. Anna Eskamani, D-District 47, talks to “Central Florida Spotlight” at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on WFTV-Channel 9. In an interview with Greg Warmoth, she […]

Takeaways from Tallahassee — New mayor, new style

Takeaways from Tallahassee — New Mayor, new style There used to be 11 city-funded positions in the Tallahassee Mayor’s Office. But now that number is four (if you include the receptionist). Newly sworn-in Mayor John Dailey said he cut the seven positions — a mix of paid fellows and interns — because his new team […]

Apartments are getting smaller – but renters are paying more

Drew Angerer | Getty Images A view of an apartment building in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. Apartments are getting smaller in much of the U.S., even as rents are rising. The average size of newly built apartments in 2018 is 941 square feet, which is 5 percent smaller than it was […]