| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 1:13 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers completed their wrench-work on a $75 billion budget which boosts spending on classrooms and steers $171 million into trying to clean up pollution-wrecked waterways.
House and Senate budget-writers had been wrangling...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 1:14 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Lawmakers trying to divide $1.3 billion in surplus cash haggled through the weekend over hometown water and education projects, health-care needs and hundreds of other dueling spending priorities.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:21 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida lawmakers eager to cut taxes and boost spending in an election-year got $124 million more reasons Wednesday.
State economists revised Florida's revenue forecast upward by that amount for the fiscal year beginning in July on the...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 12:38 PM
The city's tax rate is expected to increase next year, along with fees for garbage collection and fire service.
City Manager John Flint proposed raising the tax rate to $2.39 for every $1,000 of taxable value to bring in another $2.6 million. Last year's...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:04 PM
TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford used his opening-day speech to urge his membership to focus on "policy, not politics" over the two-month session.
Two hours later, Gov. Rick Scott gave what amounts to a campaign-speech on the House floor,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:14 AM
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 –...
| 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....
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:53 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Turn on a TV and you're going to hear Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic challenger Charlie Crist trying to claim credit for stewarding the state’s tourism- and housing-dependent economy through the worst global crash...
| 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,...