DeSantis vetoes bill that would have punished local governments for regulating business

DeSantis vetoes bill that would have punished local governments for regulating business

Govt. Ron DeSantis delivered a blow to some businesses by vetoing a bill Friday that would have required taxpayers to pay damages if a local government ordinance results in a business losing 15% of its revenues. “The broad and ambiguous language of the bill will lead to both unintended and unforeseen consequences and costly litigation,” … Read more

7 places in Portland with a pool or hot tub for the perfect staycation: Bungalows, estates, and more

7 places in Portland with a pool or hot tub for the perfect staycation: Bungalows, estates, and more

Portland summer is finally in full swing. If you’re feeling the urge to get away but can’t spare the vacation time or hate the hassle of airports, trains, and road trips… take a much-needed staycation instead with some of the city’s most ideal in-town rentals. Relax and take a deep breath in one of Portland’s … Read more

VICE MAYOR ROSENTHAL GRILLS LOBBYISTS’ EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF ISLAMORADA

VICE MAYOR ROSENTHAL GRILLS LOBBYISTS' EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF ISLAMORADA

At right, Islamorada Vice Mayor Henry Rosenthal. KEYS WEEKLY FILE PHOTO An agreement between Islamorada and a lobbying firm advocating on behalf of the village for more than a decade was pulled off the June 23 meeting agenda. The agenda item, which detailed a 14-month, $126,000-agreement for the firm GrayRobinson, was yanked at the start … Read more

Deadline to get permit nears for owners of Pearl and short-term rental properties

Deadline to get permit nears for owners of Pearl and short-term rental properties

Beginning July 1, those wishing to operate short-term rental (STR) properties in Pearland must obtain a city permit. With the permit comes an obligation to pay the city’s 7 percent hotel occupancy tax as well as pay a nonrefundable $75 application fee in addition to a $100 fee for a fire marshal inspection. Those securing … Read more

These Are The 10 Best Glampsites In Scenic Big Sur

Woooden Tree House in Big Sur

The California coastal region is full of picturesque scenery and one-of-a-kind landscapes, perfect for some incredible camping. One superb spot in California, in particular, the Big Sur, has over 70 miles of stunning coastline, rugged mountain peaks, sandy beaches, and so much more—making it a must on most travelers’ destination bucket list. What’s more, for … Read more