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  • Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects

    Until the final hour, lawmakers scramble to pay for more pet projects
    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 –...
  • 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...
  • Fort Lauderdale commissioners say flooding issues are their top priority

    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...
  • Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'

    Gov. Rick Scott's office poring over budget 'turkeys'
    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 –...
  • Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified

    Tax group: $120.9 million in budget 'turkeys' identified
    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...
  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a recordĀ $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...
  • Cooper City property tax rate stays the same, but homeowners will pay more

    The property tax rate is staying the same as last year, but homeowners will pay more in taxes. The proposed budget calls for a tax rate of $5.8772 for every $1,000 in taxable value, but property values have increased almost 8 percent in the last year....
  • Property values tick up We're still below 2007 levels, but Broward overall rises 7.2 percent, above expectations

    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...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    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....
  • County budget squeeze could trigger cuts for sheriff, roads

    County budget squeeze could trigger cuts for sheriff, roads
    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,...
  • 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...