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  • Property values tick up We're still below 2007 levels, but Broward overall rises 7.2 percent, above expectations

    Broward County property values exceeded expectations this year, rising 7.2 percent, another sign of the rebounding real estate market. Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish released the annual tax roll Friday, posting the third straight increase after...
  • Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects

    Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects
    TALLAHASSEE – In Florida budget politics, it pays to be a night owl. Long after House and Senate budget negotiators have cinched deals on the biggest brick-and-mortar components of their $75 billion spending plan for next fiscal year –...
  • Gimmicks Needed To Make State Budget Balance

    Gimmicks Needed To Make State Budget Balance
    As a candidate in 2010, Democrat Dannel P. Malloy would often criticize his predecessor, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell, for agreeing to state budget deals that called for gimmicks to paper over deficits. Now, pushed into a corner by a lag in tax...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • Keno Madness At The State Capitol

    Unfortunately, keno lives. Stop flirting with it, lawmakers, and repeal this unwanted, addictive game. Keno has traveled a circuitous route. Near the end of last year's legislative session, negotiators inserted — without public hearing or much...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    TALLAHASSEE – It was the biggest binge on hometown projects since the pre-Great Recession days. The Florida Legislature used its best financial outlook in nearly a decade this spring to sprinkle in more taxpayer-funded hometown projects –...
  • President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

    President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour
    WASHINGTON — Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it....
  • Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified

    Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified
    TALLAHASSEE -- Business-backed Florida TaxWatch Friday singled out nearly $121 million in pet projects lawmakers included in the budget they passed earlier this month as "turkeys" which bypassed normal review processes. The group is asking Gov. Rick...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a recordĀ $77 billion, election-year budget Monday that boosts spending on schools and the environment while sparing hundreds of millions in local projects from the threat of vetoes. The spending plan for the...
  • Malloy Offers Only More Optimism

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy didn't want to spend much time talking about the story of the week at a news conference Friday: the dazzling collapse of state revenue collections that has reduced a surplus in the current budget from about $500 million to a measly...
  • Hartford Needs A Budget Shakeup

    How long can Hartford keep doing this? The city is in the throes of its annual struggle to pass something that passes for a balanced budget, an exercise that gets more challenging each year. In his budget address last month, Mayor Pedro Segarra...