The declining gas prices in Florida have begun to slow down, and we may not get to see that lovely $2 average price. The last time we saw those numbers was in early 2016. Overall we're still down 13 cents from last year.
For the 2017 and 2018 fiscal year the number of arrests for people under the age of 18 is the lowest in over 40 years. During that period, the number of overall arrests for that group dropped by 8 percent and the number of felony arrests dropped by 10 percent.
Marion's school district is working on taking out a loan to buy 100 new buses. The district has only averaged 11 new buses a year over the last 8 years, which is less than half the number they were getting from 2001 to 2008. They say that while this would make up for some of the lost ground, overall they need to start purchasing somewhere between 15 and 20 buses a year to avoid falling behind.