| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:21 AM
[UPDATED with court ruling]
Broward Property Appraiser Lori Parrish is trying to speed up the courts so that her budget fight with Broward County can be resolved before the budget year ends.
The government spending year ends Sept. 30. But Parrish...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:54 PM
The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water.
The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:52 AM
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 –...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:05 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida shoppers could get sales-tax "holidays" on computers, hurricane supplies, dryers, toilets, gym memberships and a raft of other goods under a plan advanced in the state House Wednesday.
Lawmakers are using the state's budget...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 12:07 PM
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...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:16 AM
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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:13 AM
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:04 PM
WASHINGTON -- The House could vote as early as Wednesday on a bill that would raise the nation's debt ceiling and reverse a cut made to some veterans' benefits as part of the recent budget deal.
House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unveiled the...
| Jun 25, 2014
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....
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed business tax cut could end up costing local taxpayers, according to Palm Beach County officials.
Palm Beach County government estimates it would lose about $700,000 in projected revenue under Scott’s potential 1/2-...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Everything from road repairs to the Sheriff’s Office could be on the chopping block due to a looming Palm Beach County budget shortfall, county commissioners learned Monday.
Even with a rebounding economy boosting property values and tax revenues,...