Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners — Thursday, June 23

Jun 23, 2011

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Touting property tax cuts, Governor Rick Scott signs changes to water management policies

Governor Rick Scott today signed sweeping changes to Florida’s water management districts that he says will amount to a $210.5 million property tax cut for homeowners and businesses in 2012.


Residents say to keep Waste Management separate from their property tax

Richard Krauss does not want to pay his trash bill as part of his property taxes, and he says the city is only using this collection method as a means of making money – at the expense of the citizenry.


Blog:  Despite public outcry, Destin city leaders move forward with special assessment collection method

Destin Log Reporter Matt Algarin was at tonight’s Community Redevelopment Agency Board meeting and City Council Meeting and offered a live play-by-play of what happened and what was discussed.


Mortgage help reaches few Floridians

Most of the thousands of struggling Florida homeowners seeking mortgage assistance from the federal government’s Hardest Hit Fund have been rejected by the state’s version of the program, a new report shows.


Florida economists look at oil spill revenue losses

State economists are trying to determine how much sales tax and other revenue Florida lost as a result of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill last year.


‘Framework’ In Place For Property Tax Cap in New York

New York Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos says there is “a framework” for a deal on a statewide property tax cap, New York City rent control and several other issues.


New education leader strong advocate for school choice

The state Board of Education unanimously selected Virginia’s education chief to run Florida’s public school system.


Blog:  Governor Scott signs off on transfer of school nutrition programs to Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam

Governor Rick Scott signed off Thursday on Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam’s session priority:  Transferring school food and nutrition programs from the Department of Education to his agency.


Governor Scott signs bill easing ‘sexting’ punishment for minors 

Florida law now has a section on “sexting.”


Blog:  State could sign off on sweeping plan to overhaul e-mail

Soon state workers across different agencies would all have new e-mail addresses that end in the common domain name of, writes Gary Fineout.




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