Thoughts for Memorial Day

Rich Nugent (R), Brooksville, Member of Congress,11th Congressional District

Not much to report this week that you haven’t already heard.

The House was set to consider the annual Energy and Water Appropriations bill, but between increased spending levels over last year and a poison pill amendment successfully inserted by a House Democrat, the bill went down in flames (112-305).

Florida National Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony

BUSHNELL, FL – The Florida National Cemetery Joint Veterans Committee (JVC) will sponsor the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Florida National Cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

Maj. Gen. James S. Hartsell, USMC, will be the Keynote Speaker.

Date: 

Monday, May 30, 2016 - 11:00am

Public rebuffs county's $335 million repaving price tag

Citrus County Commissioner Dennis DamatoThe public got its dander up at Tuesday's Citrus County Commission meeting.

When commissioners revealed that the county needed $335 million to pave residential roads, members of the public spoke loudly and en masse.

Zika funding on Congressional docket

Rich Nugent (R), Brooksville, Member of Congress,11th Congressional District

We’ve got a few big items for you this week:  House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act, the Military Construction/VA appropriations bill and a significant federal resource package to combat the impending Zika threat.

I’ve talked plenty in recent weeks about the Defense Authorization, so I won’t take up your time with it at this time.

YMCA of the Suncoast cuts ribbon on new digs

Newspaper publisher Gerry Mulligan and Joanna Castle, the YMCA executive director, center, cut the ribbon for the new YMCA of the Suncoast facility in Leanto. Community members, YMCA board members, elected officials and YMCA staff also attended the ceremony. (Courtesy Photo: May 20, 2016)

The YMCA of the Suncoast today celebrated its official ribbon-cutting at its new facility in Lecanto.

Suncoast Credit Union, meanwhile, also announced today a $250,000 grant, which makes possible the creation of a Teen Center to support Youth In Government, Youth Leadership Citrus and other programs for pupils.

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