Lauren Melo Minute

HB 1217 – Energy Regulation – Filed

This bill will protect our freedom from government overreach making laws to control our use of energy.


To read more, click here!

HJR 1157 – Hunting and Fishing – Filed

An amendment to State Constitution to preserve hunting & fishing

as a public right; it does not limit nor restrict any law

relating to trespass, property rights, or eminent domain.


Pre-legislative Session Panel Luncheon

From left to right: Senator Jonathan Martin, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, Representative Adam Botana, Representative Tiffany Esposito, Representative Bob Rommel and Representative Spencer Roach.


On Wednesday, I attended the pre-legislative session panel luncheon hosted by the Chamber of Southwest Florida, along with the Southwest Florida delegation. The participants were eager to discuss many of the upcoming Bills with us.

To learn more about the Chamber of Southwest Florida, click here!


Author: Ron DeSantis


On Wednesday, Governor DeSantis stopped in Naples to promote his new memoir called “The Courage to be Free: Florida’s Blueprint for America’s Revival”. A large crowd gathered to hear him speak and show their support.


Holding a Winner?


The 57th Annual LaBelle Swamp Festival

was a huge success!


The Rotary Club Armadillo Races raised over $30,000,

a 62% increase over last year!


I was happy to attend this annual event.

Invasive Burmese Pythons

Burmese python populations, which can grow to 20 feet long have exploded in south Florida.


A team of researchers has been using location-tracking collars on species like raccoons and opossums that pythons prey on.


The researchers have been able to better locate, capture, and remove pythons from the Florida’s Everglades.

International Women’s Day

8 March

In recognition to International Women’s Day we salute our Senate President, Kathleen Passidomo, third woman to serve as Florida Senate President.


There has not been any woman yet, in the position of

Florida Speaker of the House.


For more information on The Senate President, click here!




Swamp Buggy Night Races If you enjoyed the races on January 28, do not miss the night races taking place at Florida Sports Park, 8520 Rattlesnake Hammock Rd in Naples.


The Florida Sports Park is a 50-acre motorsports complex including a 3.5 acre “Event Field,” 8000 grandstand seats, 7000 square feet of banquet space, and many more amenities.


To purchase a ticket, click here!


Big Cypress Indigenous Festival – March 4-5

For more information, click here!



CORNERThe Alpha House has Re-opened



The Alpha House, one of the transitional homes for Warriors of Collier County was destroyed by hurricane Ian.


Thanks to the help of members of the community, Alpha House was able to reopen on Monday.


For more information on Wounded Warriors of Collier County, click here!


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