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Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters for recreational fishing. The bill formerly known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act–the name has been simplified to the Modern Fish Act– was first introduced in July 2017. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]

After recount, Santa Rosa closes books on 2018 election

After recount, Santa Rosa closes books on 2018 election

As razor-thin margins between candidates for federal and state office prompted statewide recounts last week, volunteers pored over 2,426 questionable ballot selections Friday in the Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections office’s manual recount. The county’s mandatory manual recount covered the races for U.S. Senate and Florida commissioner of agriculture, prompted by margins of less […]

Fee simple bill passes House

Fee simple bill passes House

On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the fee simple title bill advanced by Republican congressman Matt Gaetz, according to a press release from his office. The bill, called the “Escambia County Land Conveyance Act,” would give leaseholders on Santa Rosa Island the option to acquire fee simple titles to their property. Currently, residents […]