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  • Coming soon: Another Florida tax break for the rich (on yachts)

     
    I suppose there are two ways to look at the proposed $18,000 sales-tax cap on boats that could soon emerge from the Florida Legislature: --It???s better than last year???s proposal because it only covers boats. Last year???s failed bill covered...
  • Palm Beach County representative joins call for special sesison on oil spill

     
    State Rep. Mary Brandenburg, D-West Palm Beach, said Tuesday she'd like to see a special session of the Florida Legislature to consider a constitutional amendment that would ban drilling off of Florida???s coasts. Her statement: ???I have voted against...

    Stacy Ritter: Husband asked for golf cart from developers

     
    Before she was elected to the Broward County Commission in November 2006, Stacy Ritter got a golf cart from the father-and-son developer team of Bruce and Shawn Chait. "I didn't ask for it," Ritter told me this week. "Russ asked...

    Crist during Delray Beach visit pushes for more skimmer ships, oil drilling referendum

     
    Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday told White House officials he wants more skimmer ships to clean up oil before it hits Florida???s shores. Crist said that while BP representatives maintain they can???t find any more oil skimming vessels, state officials...

    Slick move by Gov. Crist: Special session on oil drilling

     
    Governor Crist -- or should I say independent U.S. Senate candidate Charlie Crist -- keeps sticking it to his former Republican colleagues in the Florida Legislature. With oil from BP's Deepwater Horizon disaster still gushing in the Gulf of Mexico...