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  • Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod

    Scott inks $77 billion budget; spares the veto rod
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott signed a record $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...
  • Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance

    Orange, Lake, Volusia to get extra money because teacher raises based on performance
    The state budget Gov. Rick Scott signed last week rewards school districts that didn't give out across-the-board teacher raises. The 21 school districts -- including Lake, Orange and Volusia -- get a share of $2.5 million because they divvied up their...
  • 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...
  • State law places no dollar limit on special assessments

    Q: We live in a five-unit condominium. Since we bought our unit last summer, it has been assessed more than $10,000 in special assessments. It appears that previous boards deferred maintenance for many years and there is no reserve fund. Is there anything...
  • Arundel council OKs budget with tax cut, more teachers and police

    Arundel council OKs budget with tax cut, more teachers and police
    The Anne Arundel County Council approved a spending plan Friday that includes a small property tax break and funding for teacher raises, more police officers and firefighters and additional grants to nonprofit groups. The $1.35 billion operating budget...
  • Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs

    Rauner offers some ideas on cutting costs
    Facing heavy criticism for months over failing to offer a plan to restore Illinois’ finances, Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday issued an outline of proposed cuts that he maintained would save taxpayers $1 billion. But Rauner&...
  • Laguna budget includes paying down unfunded pension liability

    Pensions and public safety took center stage as the Laguna Beach City Council weighed in last week on how the city should spend its money in the next fiscal year. The council directed the city to set aside $1 million in the next fiscal year to start...
  • Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers

    Gov. Brown, legislators negotiating budget help for preschoolers
    With only a few days left before the deadline, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders are negotiating a budget that would expand preschool opportunities for poor children and tap an environmental fund to help pay for the state's beleaguered bullet train...
  • New Britain Passes 11 Percent Tax Increase

    NEW BRITAIN – Insisting that they hated to do it, council members Thursday night passed a budget with the biggest tax increase in well more than a decade. Property owners will pay 11 percent higher tax bills starting July 1. Even so, the city will...
  • Stephen Haberle: NASA budget cuts put America at competitive disadvantage

    Over the last few years, the White House has been shrinking the budget of one of the most important agencies in the United States: the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. NASA is one of the few government programs that benefit almost every...
  • Orland fire district's pay still high

    Orland fire district's pay still high
    Three years ago, the president of a large southwest suburban fire district made waves by publicly flogging two dozen of his own firefighters for each costing taxpayers more than $200,000 annually in pay and benefits. But a Tribune investigation has...