Yvonne Fry’s Florida House campaign received a major boost Monday with the endorsement of Dan Raulerson, the former lawmaker she is hoping to succeed in House District 58. Raulerson, who resigned in August due to health concerns, announced his support in a statement: “Yvonne Fry is the only person in this race that will truly represent the interests of District 58. Her experience and countless hours of service to her community has shown that Yvonne was committed to District 58…
More electric buses have been secured for Pinellas County. The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission (Low-No) Vehicle Program to add more zero-emission buses to its fleet.
Bill Galvano, the Bradenton Republican set to be the next Senate President, is expected to be officially designated on Oct. 24.
Students who go to school in counties that were hit hard by Hurricane Irma will be getting meals on the federal government’s tab.
Pinellas County residents with roof damage due to Hurricane Irma can sign up for Operation Blue Roof, a priority mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) starting Friday, Sept. 15.
Citizens Property Insurance Corp. had fielded 15,900 Irma-related storm damage claims at last count — a fraction of the more than 100,000 claims the company expects in the weeks ahead.
The Florida Health Care Association on Thursday called the deaths of eight South Florida nursing home residents who died after Hurricane Irma knocked out their power an “isolated incident” and “not representative of the larger long term care profession in Florida.” The association advocates for “long term care providers and the elderly they serve,” according to its website. “Florida’s long term care facilities and entire profession of caregivers join in expressing our deepest sorrow for the families of the residents…