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Cape Coral hosts forum to discuss city’s vision plan

What will the City of Cape Coral look like in the next 20, 25 or even 30 years? That’s what city leaders are hoping to decide. They hosted a meeting Tuesday for the Cape Coral vision plan which will help guide the city for decades. Cape Coral residents said their priorities are education, jobs, the […]

Senate Dems unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts

Senate Democrats unveiled a budget resolution Monday that maps $3.5 trillion in spending boosts and tax breaks aimed at strengthening social and environmental programs, setting up an autumn battle over President Joe Biden’s domestic policy ambitions. The measure lays the groundwork for legislation later this year that over a decade would pour mountains of federal […]

Schumer: Senators will ‘get the job done’ on infrastructure

The Senate convened for a rare weekend session on Saturday, with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer encouraging the authors of a bipartisan infrastructure plan to finish writing their bill so that senators can begin offering amendments. Several senators had predicted that the text of the bill would be ready for review late Friday or early […]

Gateway proposes sharp homeowner fee increases for needed infrastructure repairs

Broken sidewalks and neglected infrastructure are about to cost a community in Southwest Florida big. Gateway Community Development District in Lee County sent an open letter to homeowners proposing they pay an additional $600 in fees. A single bill for Gateway homeowners could double in order to repair infrastructure, including sidewalks and sewers. But they […]

Commissioners approve new linear park, road resurfacing in Lehigh Acres

Lee County commissioners on Tuesday approved the development of a 6-mile-long linear park in Lehigh Acres. They also approved the resurfacing of some streets in the area. The linear park will run along the northern side of Able Canal and will include a shared-use pathway with connections to Harns Marsh, Lehigh Acres Park/Barbara Farrell Park, […]

Biden economic plan to focus 1st on infrastructure this week

President Joe Biden will lay out the first part of his multitrillion-dollar economic recovery package this week, focusing on rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure, followed by a separate plan later in April addressing child and health care. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Sunday the administration’s plans to split the package into […]

Biden team readies wider economic package after virus relief

Looking beyond the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, President Joe Biden and lawmakers are laying the groundwork for another top legislative priority — a long-sought boost to the nation’s roads, bridges and other infrastructure that could run into Republican resistance to a hefty price tag. Biden and his team have begun discussions on the possible […]