Lee County Schools have a new superintendent as Dr. Joseph Burke was sworn in Friday morning.
Serving as Monroe County’s superintendent prior to accepting the job in Lee, Burke has also worked for the Miami-Dade County public school system and for the public school system in Springfield, Mass. READ MORE
They said the cost of background checks could deter some people from volunteering. Scott said eliminating them posed a risk to vulnerable seniors. Carole Green, secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs under Gov. Jeb Bush, agrees with Scott. READ MORE
Lawmakers spoke to business leaders at a chamber luncheon in Fort Myers. State Rep. Trudi Williams, R-Fort Myers, who's served in the Florida House since 2004, said some really important laws were passed this year. She said she regrets some budget cuts, but lawmakers did what they had to do. READ MORE
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