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L.A. NOWTwo Los Angeles City Council members called for a $3-billion street repair bond measure to go on the May 21 ballot, saying there isn't enough money to keep up with the backlog of needed repairs....
Blog Sponsored by Taylor & Carls, P.A. Pursuant to section 718.120 of the Florida Condominium Act, ad valorem property taxes are not to be assessed separately against any recreational facilities or common areas owned by the condominium association or...
Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelUPDATE/CORRECTION: In the task force's final meeting, it did not agree on any final recommendations. So it will pass along a record of its meetings — and the materials it considered — but no firm proposals. So the report discussed below is...
DETROIT (AP) — Here are five of the top issues the Michigan Legislature likely will grapple with during the final dozen or so scheduled meeting days before the end of the year. EMERGENCY MANAGER LAW — Gov. Rick Snyder and fellow Republican...
Daily American Staff WriterConemaugh Township supervisors have adopted a preliminary 2013 budget that holds property taxes level. The supervisors approved a tentative spending plan this week that keeps millage at 7 and includes $2.7 million in the general fund. Other budgeted...
Elgin officials recently passed the 2013 budget, with most of the discussion and dissension focusing more on this year's financial decisions. The $277.9 million budget was passed in a 6 to 1 vote with councilman John Prigge voting against the plan....
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You may be unaware of the local ramifications of one of the proposals currently at play in the danse macabre that passes for fiscal negotiations in Washington. This is the plan to cap federal tax deductions at either a set figure or a percentage of...
As Sacramento's new supermajority gears up to tear down California's "third rail of politics," it is vital to explain what makes Proposition 13 so important, and why plans to destroy it could hurt Californians for years to come. Before Proposition 13...
There was no shortage of news in 2012 for the region, in government or new developments. Projects such as a $150 million wind turbine farm and a multi-million dollar casino could be not far off for Northwest Michigan in 2013, following the beginnings of...
firstname.lastname@example.orgBRANSON, Mo. - It's been a banner year for construction in Taney County. "We have had a lot of national retailers that have been coming here in the last few months," explained Garrett Anderson, economic development director for the City of Branson....
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Glenwood Mayor Kerry Durkin knows the dangers of gambling with taxpayer money: A reminder looms just across a bank of trees from Village Hall. Taxpayers in the south suburb have long had to subsidize a golf course that officials bought more than a decade...
A year ago, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake gave an inaugural address that was both lofty in vision and grounded in reality — the poetry of growing Baltimore by 10,000 residents in the next decade tempered by the prose of how to get there. "We...
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