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  • Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike

    Chicago aldermen approve 911 fee hike
    The Chicago City Council today approved a 911 phone line fee increase without dissent. The fee hike will hit nearly all Chicago residents in September and October just months before the February city elections. The idea is that the 911 fee hike will help...
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes. “The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners during the July 28...
  • Rising pension costs loom over new Huntington budget

    Huntington Beach's finance department forecast another balanced budget for the coming fiscal year, though it reminded City Council members of rising costs of unfunded liabilities, mostly for city employee pensions. It's the city's second consecutive...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...