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Preserving constitutional authority

The Florida Constitution is adopted and amended by a vote of the electorate. While the legislature can vote to place a proposal to amend the Constitution on the ballot, the amendment does not become law unless passed by the voters. The voters elect their representatives to the legislature, ...

Focusing on Southwest Florida: House sent 250 bills to Senate

There has been a lot of noise created by opponents of the conservative agenda about what the House of Representatives has been able to accomplish it the first six months of the 115th Congress.The House has sent 250 bills to the Senate - for example, bills to strengthen border security, to stop ...

Postal News: Millions of sharks to surface among the nation’s post offices

By PHIL WIEBOLDDon't worry - these sharks won't bite. They're smaller than a clam and flatter than a flounder.The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the wonder of sharks by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters - the mako, thresher, great white, ...

Postal News: Millions of sharks to surface among the nation’s post offices

Don't worry - these sharks won't bite. They're smaller than a clam and flatter than a flounder.The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate the wonder of sharks by issuing the Sharks Forever stamps featuring five species that inhabit American waters - the mako, thresher, great white, hammerhead and ...

Council’s Corner: Bowling event to raise funds for feasibility study

Fundraising has begun for the feasibility study and we hope our community will participate in a fun evening of bowling on Aug. 19 at 5 p.m. at Bowland Lehigh, at 1244 Business Way.Whether you're a new bowler or an experienced bowler, you have a chance to win cash prizes. For more information ...

Council’s Corner: Incorporate Lehigh created; committees in need of members

The corporation has been registered with the state, the feasibility study is being worked on and the committees have begun working on incorporating Lehigh Acres.The officers of Incorporate Lehigh Inc. have been elected.The elected officers are: Joan Cunningham, president; Damon Shelor, vice ...

Washington, D.C., needs to start rewarding efficiency — not inefficiency

I recently traveled to D.C. to fight for Florida as the U.S. Senate debated repealing and replacing Obamacare. For far too long, D.C. politicians have focused only on the grand bargain of repealing and replacing Obamacare, ignoring the opportunity to make incremental changes to get rid of the ...

Lee County is wholly committed to ‘one organization, one community’

Lee County government does not tolerate workplace discrimination for any of its 2,500-plus employees at any of its sites.The Lee Board of County Commissioners on June 20 voted unanimously to approve the updated Lee County Policy and Procedure Manual, the employee handbook that lays out ...