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  • City pool, more firefighters on Apopka's wish list

    City pool, more firefighters on Apopka's wish list
    Apopka's "wish-list" budget, unveiled Wednesday, includes $1.2 million for a community pool and $1.6 million to staff and equip a planned fire house. But those luxuries are not likely to be part of the city's final financial plan for the upcoming fiscal...
  • Rapid buses beat rails [Commentary]

    Rapid buses beat rails [Commentary]
    Transit agencies from Baltimore to San Diego and from Seattle to St. Petersburg are planning new light-rail lines. Yet light rail is not only vastly more expensive than buses, it is slower, less comfortable, less convenient and has lower capacities than a...
  • McKinney Outlines Plan To Repeal Income Tax

    McKinney Outlines Plan To Repeal Income Tax
    Republican gubernatorial candidate John McKinney on Thursday outlined a two-year budget plan that, following a year of spending cuts, would eliminate the income tax for residents earning less than $75,000 a year. McKinney, the state senate minority...
  • Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race

    Scott, Crist trade economic blame in governor's race
    TALLAHASSEE — Call it economic roulette: Despite the luck involved, governors get praised for economic recoveries and blasted for downturns. Florida's economy has been dominating debate in the governor's race this summer between Republican Gov....
  • Huntington Ingalls hopes for additional funding

    Huntington Ingalls hopes for additional funding
    Huntington Ingalls Industries recently received good news for its Newport News Shipbuilding division: The refueling of an aircraft carrier, a job worth billions of dollars and once in danger, now seems on course. Now comes HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding...
  • Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed

    Chicago's day of reckoning over pensions delayed
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen won't grapple this fall with the financial reckoning the city faces over its underfunded police and fire pension systems, budget officials acknowledged Thursday. Instead, the Emanuel administration plans to take advantage...
  • Wilton Manors eyes rise in taxes, fire fees

    Wilton Manors eyes rise in taxes, fire fees
    The city's tax rate isn't dropping as fast its property values are rising, and that could put a pinch on taxpayers. The city's total taxable property value increased 10.1 percent this year, the second-highest jump in Broward County. But the city's...
  • Downers Grove looks at annual flood control fee hikes

    Downers Grove looks at annual flood control fee hikes
    Downers Grove officials must choose between maintenance and capital projects when deciding how to spend stormwater revenue in upcoming years, officials said. Council members met with village staff and residents this month as the village prepares its...
  • Illinois college athletic programs heavily funded by students

     Illinois college athletic programs heavily funded by students
    In 2008, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville began its transition from Division II to Division I athletics. Today, its men's basketball games are broadcast to millions and ticket sales are at historic highs. Donations more than tripled in 2013...
  • Film entrepreneur draws mixed reviews

    Film entrepreneur draws mixed reviews
    Wade Bradley sells the Hollywood dream. But unlike the stories on screen, the ending isn't always happy, some of his investors claim. Bradley's Media Society Inc. solicits wealthy people to invest in a slate of independent films that it produces and...
  • Orland officials project flat property tax levy

    Orland officials project flat property tax levy
    Growing sales tax revenue and funds unspent during prior years will likely let Orland Park keep a flat property tax levy next year, though the village may take on more new debt than in prior years to fund capital projects, village officials said Monday....