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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Rubio and Scott vote against $1.2 trillion bi-partisan infrastructure bill

Florida’s two United States senators have voted against a $1.2 trillion bi-partisan infrastructure bill championed by the Biden Administration.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott on Tuesday voted against the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

However, the measure received enough support from GOP Senators to pass, 69-30. 

The massive package includes money for repair of 3,500 miles of highway and 400 bridges across Florida. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Florida a C grade on its infrastructure report card.

The U.S. House of Representatives will likely not take up the bill until the fall.

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Letters to the Editor
Opinions submitted by residents in and around The Villages

Neighbor stands up for Aloha Way mural

A Village of Country Club Hills resident stands up for a neighbor’s colorful home which has generated some recent controversy. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Developer’s Daily Sun favors his candidates in Sumter Commission race

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Amelia resident contends the Developer is using the front page of The Villages Daily Sun to favor his candidates in the Sumter County Commission race.

Villagers should not pay for replacement of windmill and water tower

A Village of Buttonwood resident, in a Letter to the Editor, argues that Villagers should not pay for the replacement of the windmill and water tower at Brownwood.  

Windmill and water tower weren’t built to withstand Florida weather

A Village of Dunedin resident writes that it is pretty obvious that the windmill and water tower at Brownwood were constructed with materials that never had a chance of surviving Florida weather. Read his Letter to the Editor.

Spend the money on amenities not windmill and water tower

In a Letter to the Editor, a couple from the Leyton Villas writes that the money to be spent on the replacement of the windmill and water tower at Brownwood would be better spent on improved amenities.

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