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  • Property taxes on the rise in Boynton

    Property taxes on the rise in Boynton
    Homeowners will soon be paying more to live in Boynton Beach. Thanks to the rising property values and increasing assessments for fire rescue, residents will be dishing out a few extra dollars a year when the changes take effect in October. On Tuesday,...
  • Palm Beach County holds the line again on property tax rates

    Palm Beach County holds the line again on property tax rates
    Palm Beach County's property tax rate won't increase, but most tax bills will cost more anyway under a preliminary budget plan county commissioners approved Tuesday. Commissioners for the fourth year in a row held the line on the tax rate, agreeing to...
  • PB School Board gives first OK to budget, tax rate

    PB School Board gives first OK to budget, tax rate
    Palm Beach County property owners will likely have to pay more in taxes next year to support a cash-strapped school district. The Palm Beach County School Board tentatively approved its $2.4 billion budget and tax rate Wednesday, with final approval...
  • The Ups And Downs Of State Surplus Estimates

    HARTFORD — Keeping track of official estimates of Connecticut's state surplus over the past few months has been a little like attempting to describe the flight of a bumblebee: It's down, it's up, down, and there it goes, up again. All those swerves...
  • Millage rate lowered

    With property values in the city increasing by more than 8 percent, North Lauderdale is lowering its millage rate. That, however, does not mean everyone will be paying less in taxes. The city's proposed millage rate of 7.5000 is 0.1078 mills less than...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Voters OK Change In Thompsonville Fire District, Get Right To Vote On Budget

    ENFIELD — Thompsonville Fire District taxpayers voted Wednesday night to change the way the district operates, giving them the right to vote on the annual budget and any money borrowing proposals. The vote was 88-1 to change from relying on the...
  • 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...
  • $45,758: Cable TV services

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. GLOUCESTER – Unlike most Middle Peninsula localities, Gloucester County is able to...
  • 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...