Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–September 10
Sep 10, 2009
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The Broward School Board signed off on its much diminished final budget, which raises the property tax rate for schools.
Broward School Board members have decried their shrinking budget so much that they could find little else to say about it when they gave final approval to the spending plan Thursday night.
- Davie budget: No layoffs, but leaner times ahead
- Pembroke Pines gives tentative OK to property tax rate hikes, fire fee increases
Miami-Dade’s school tax rate goes up slightly, but the budget is balanced without teacher layoffs.
The Miami-Dade School Board on Wednesday approved a budget for the upcoming school year that will prevent any teacher layoffs — and may even provide a little money for raises.
The Palm Beach County School Board unanimously approved a $2.7 billion construction and operating budget today, along with a 10 percent increase in its property tax rate.
- Leon County School Board cuts property taxes
- Brevard school budget OK’d
- Orange, Seminole school districts raise tax rates
South Florida water managers Wednesday approved a $1.5 billion budget plan that avoids a property tax increase next year while including a half-billion-dollar Everglades restoration land deal with U.S. Sugar Corp.
How the economy, a lack of state funding and vanishing lottery funding are shifting the education burden to property owners
A decade ago, voters overwhelming passed an amendment to the Florida Constitution that says legislators must make education a top priority.
‘The power to tax is the power to destroy.’ This is a famous quote attributed to Chief Justice John Marshall and orator, statesman, and lawyer, Daniel Webster, in 1819.
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Gov. Charlie Crist, eager for the state to immediately tap $162 million in gambling proceeds while he campaigns for the U.S. Senate, wants legislators to approve a Seminole gaming compact in an October special session.
Florida can expect more potential deficits during the next three budget years, the Legislature’s top economist told a panel of lawmakers from both chambers Thursday.
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The question of whether the Broward school district will seek a $765,608 reimbursement for hurricane repairs hinges on the outcome of a dispute among district officials.
It’s a seemingly simple question. But the answer could determine whether the Broward school district demands a $765,608 reimbursement from the two contractors that repaired portable classrooms after Hurricane Wilma.
The Hillsborough County school district is in line for a grant that could top $100 million and fund a program school officials hope would ensure almost every student in America graduates high school.
Brevard Public Schools has a goal of reducing energy costs by $1.4 million this year by continuing an energy conservation program that reduced bills by 15 percent last year.
Final stage of a class-size reduction law could cost the state $1 billion
It’s not often that state legislators find themselves in a policy debate over how much size matters.
High school librarian Melissa Payne is starting her new school year with $1,000 less in her paycheck and three days that she’ll be forced to stay home from her job.
Scratch-off Florida Lottery tickets are one of the quickest, easiest ways for gamblers to take a chance at riches and, for the most part, come up empty.
A new school year is under way, but we already can grade the condition of American education. Let’s just say no ”honor student” bumper stickers will be necessary.
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