Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–December 22
Dec 22, 2009
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Beach residential property owners now must pay a total of $20 million in back taxes after losing a lawsuit against Escambia County.
When schools faced a budgetary evisceration this year, the Florida Education Association – the state teachers union – pressed for a penny increase in the sales tax.
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In just 18 months Port Richey pocketed around $250,000 from red-light runners caught on camera at U.S. 19 and Ridge Road.
With more than $100 billion in investments, Florida has the nation’s fourth-largest pension fund.
Besieged by a 13.9 percent unemployment rate and myriad foreclosures, Lee County residents are declaring bankruptcy in record numbers.
Nine of the top 10 production-home builders in the Orlando area have houses priced from less than $200,000, including four offering new homes for less than $150,000, according to a quarterly report from Charles Wayne Consulting.
Gary Price, a partner in Fifth Avenue Advisors, one of two groups pushing to bring the Cubs to Collier County, said this morning the group would not use property tax or sales tax to fund a spring training facility.
The signs are everywhere.
“VPK HERE,” they read outside schools with names like Grasshopper Academy, Tiny Tots University and Busy Bee Learning Academy.
Schools give increased learning time a try.
Gov. Charlie Crist says Florida has a good story to tell when it comes to K-12 education.
School district workers who choose the higher-end family health insurance plan soon will have almost a thousand dollars less spending money each month.
The state of Florida has 67 county school districts. Some school boards purchase student accident insurance to cover the entire school district student population.
Prison, health employees up, but cuts made in other agencies
The recession has state government employees clinging to their jobs as Florida legislators cut job rolls.
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Faced with a $1.2 billion budget gap, Gov. Linda Lingle on Monday proposed the state take about $100 million in hotel taxes from Hawaii’s four counties next year and delay the payment of some personal and corporate income tax refunds.
It was called a zero-tolerance policy, but as time went on, it looked more and more like a zero-judgment policy.
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