Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners — Tuesday. September 6

Sep 6, 2011

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Governor Rick Scott names GOP operative to State Board of Education

Governor Rick Scott bolstered his own influence as well as that of former Governor Jeb Bush on Florida’s school system Tuesday when he appointed another Bush insider to the State Board of Education.


Florida legislators prepare education bills for upcoming session

After a busy 2011 session, some key Florida lawmakers said this week they expect a less activist 2012 when it comes to education.


Property values not only things down as cities try to balance budgets

It’s hard for cities to reduce the property tax burden on homeowners when their other income sources start coming up short.


Blog:  Florida’s budget balancing act may be easier next year, forecasters say

Despite stocks tumbling Friday after a grim U.S. job market report, a Florida legislative panel next week is expected to sign off on some relatively good economic news.


Budget cutters have old goal, new knife

It seems to me I’ve heard that song before.


Blog:  Florida Representative Weinstein again tries to nail down state education funding

A bill aimed at figuring out the exact amount needed to fund Florida’s public schools is set to make its second run at becoming law.


How federal budget cutbacks could affect Florida

With hopes dimming that a congressional “super committee” can devise a plan to fix the federal deficit, Florida officials already are bracing for $1.2 trillion in budget cuts that automatically would go into effect if policymakers can’t reach an agreement by year’s end.


Property tax cuts are not without costs

Nothing comes without a price.


Lack of money means decaying Palm Beach County schools unlikely to get upgrades

At Verde Elementary School in Boca Raton, signs are everywhere that the 30-year-old facility needs major improvements.


Facing $36.4 million budget gap, Fort Lauderdale would delay purchases, borrow

Fire engines would stay in use longer.


Indian River schools propose cutting tax rate by a penny; votes set for tonight

The Indian River County School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, where members will discuss adopting a budget and passing a property tax rate.


Many makeovers later, FCAT progress hard to measure

Like a washed-up starlet, Florida’s writing FCAT keeps going under the knife.


Tenure Battle Looms at Florida Universities, Colleges

After ending teacher tenure and launching performance-based pay programs at Florida’s K-12 schools, Governor Rick Scott is setting his sights on higher education.


Governor Rick Scott on a mission to repeal 1,000 state rules

Governor Rick Scott is on a crusade to repeal more than 1,000 state rules that target everything from dwarf tossing to gambling and real estate licenses.



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