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Favorable tax laws = capital investment = economic growth

To return to growth rates which the United States has enjoyed for years and to provide opportunities to hard-working Americans, our outdated tax code needs serious reform.It is an inescapable truism that tax treatment affects the amount of capital investment, which in turn leads to job creation ...

Postal News: Stamp celebrates African American history, culture

The U.S. Postal Service recently issued the Celebrating African American History and Culture commemorative Forever stamp as a tribute to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture during a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony.The stamp art is based on a ...

Lee County has multi-component shelter, disaster plan in place

After the successful housing of 34,000 Irma evacuees, and the orderly mandatory evacuation of more than 300,000 residents, it's disappointing that a regional media outlet would present a distorted picture of the week leading up to the largest sheltering event in Lee County history.To imply ...

County seals deal for Conservation 20/20 purchase of Edison Farms

Something extraordinary happened last week! Lee County BoCC is soon to be the proud owner of Conservation 20/20 property Edison Farms. This will undoubtedly go down in history as an example of Lee County's commitment to the preservation of our natural resources.Edison Farms is not a new ...

How residents can access FEMA assistance they may need

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, it is important for our community to take action to start rebuilding. Here are some helpful tips in getting started.The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is a national agency that prepares for and responds to disasters. Residents in Collier and Lee ...

Council’s Corner: Boy Scout troop attends council meeting for merit badge

The Lehigh Acres Community Council proudly welcomed Boy Scout Troop 720 to their meeting on Aug. 21, 2017.The Scouts were there as part of the experience they need to earn the Citizenship in the Community merit badge.During the process of earning this badge, the Scouts will learn why good ...