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Education is a dynamic process, the economic driver for the community

June 12, 2013 As chair of the Lee County School Board, and as an experienced educator, I am concerned about the fallout from the recent attention gained by allegations of board member misbehavior, superintendent... more »»

Record of accomplishment lacking

June 12, 2013 The Lee County School Board has proven to be woefully lacking in leadership and the ability to put children in our community first and are once again failing to listen to major stakeholders begging... more »»

Postal Pointers: La Florida stamp first day cancellations available

May 29, 2013 First day cancellations are still available for the beautiful La Florida postage stamps that were released April 3 in St. Augustine. more »»

Legislature’s inaction on Medicaid reform comes at price

May 15, 2013 Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from The Tampa Bay Times. TALLAHASSEE — Republican lawmakers say they are champions for Florida’s businesses. more »»

Hard-working people of Southwest Fla. need your help

May 8, 2013 Florida has a chance to do the right thing. We need your help convincing lawmakers to do it. Your neighbors, hard-working but low income, are struggling to get the medical care they need. more »»

Bill gives ECWCD authority for streetlights, sidewalks

May 1, 2013 As we approach the end of the Florida legislative session, bills are moving from committees to the House floor. more »»

Postal Pointers: Postal service announces ‘Extreme Mailbox Makeover’ contest

May 1, 2013 What does your mailbox say about you? Does it need a face lift? Does it reflect a positive image of your home? May is Mailbox Improvement Month. more »»

Postal Pointers: USPS issues Patriotic Star Forever stamp

April 17, 2013 “When I go out of doors in the summer night, and see how high the stars are,” 19th-century philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson wrot. more »»

Fla. Senate unanimously approves Appropriations Act

April 17, 2013 Florida’s Senators took the Senate’s version of the 2013-14 state budget up for a vote this week. The budget, which received unanimous bi-partisan support, saves $2. more »»

Making ‘Five Choices in Advance’ is a gift to your loved ones

April 17, 2013 During stressful times, many of us wisely choose to defer important decisions so we can gain a sense of perspective in the hope of clearer thinkin. more »»

Postal Pointers: USPS issues butterfly stamp for big envelopes

April 10, 2013 Just in time for spring, a beautiful butterfly stamp has been issued for large greeting card envelopes by the U.S. Postal Service. more »»

Cancer Treatment Fairness Act passes Fla. Senate

April 10, 2013 I could not be more proud of my colleagues in the Florida Senate, who unanimously stood up for cancer patients across the state by choosing to co-sponsor and recently pass the Cancer Treatment... more »»

Help Lehigh clean up its community with $25K award

April 10, 2013 Help assist our neighborhood with $25,000 from State Farm to put toward the Lehigh Acres area that was hit very hard when the housing market went bust in 2008. more »»

Scott: Everything done in last two years is working

April 3, 2013 In the four years before I took office, Florida lost more than 825,000 jobs, unemployment more than tripled from 3.5 percent to 11.1percent, and state debt increased by $5.2 billion. more »»

Postal Pointers: Public welcome to drop off food early for ‘Stamp out Hunger’

April 3, 2013 U.S. Postal Service customers in Lee, Charlotte and Collier counties are urged to participate in the 21st annual National Letter Carriers Food Drive on May 11. more »»

Fla. Senate offers salute to state’s veterans

March 27, 2013 On March 19, during Military Appreciation Day, the Florida Senate met to salute the brave men and women who serve in the United State’s Armed Forces. more »»

Postal Pointers: Products, services available at variety of locations

March 27, 2013 By DEBRA MITCHELL Need a stamp? Have to mail a package? Your local post office is not the only place to satisfy your mailing needs. The U.S. more »»

Cancer Treatment Fairness Act passes committees

March 20, 2013 This week the Cancer Treatment Fairness Act continued to gain support in the Florida Legislature. In the Senate, the bill recently passed the Banking and Insurance Committee with a unanimous vot. more »»

Postal Pointers: Limited edition stamps feature muscle cars

March 13, 2013 For more than 150 years, America’s postage stamps have celebrated history and nostalgia by portraying the objects, individuals, places and events that have shaped its destiny. more »»

Postal Pointers: U.S. Postal Service issues ‘Sealed with Love’ stamp

February 13, 2013 It started as a single stamp — and not even a “love” stamp at that — but over the years, the Love series issued by the U.S. Postal Service blossome. more »»



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