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  • Proposed state tax cut could squeeze county government coffers

    Proposed state tax cut could squeeze county government coffers
    Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed business tax cut could end up costing local taxpayers, according to Palm Beach County officials. Palm Beach County government estimates it would lose about $700,000 in projected revenue under Scott’s potential 1/2-...
  • Santamaria donating $100,000 to Homeless Coalition

    Santamaria donating $100,000 to Homeless Coalition
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Jess Santamaria is donating $100,000 – about the equivalent of his commission salary – to the Palm Beach County Homeless Coalition, the organization announced Tuesday. Santamaria, elected in 2006, said each...
  • 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 Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate

    Palm Beach County Commission primary features former mayor and first-time candidate
    A first-time candidate promising change and a former mayor touting experience face off in the Democratic primary for the Palm Beach County Commission District 6 seat. The two Democrats, Melissa McKinlay and Kathy Foster, are among four candidates...
  • Priore joining Ethics Commission without facing competition

    Priore joining Ethics Commission without facing competition
    Former Wellington mayor Carmine Priore was picked Wednesday to become Palm Beach County’s newest ethics commissioner … after no one else applied for the post. The Palm Beach County League of Cities approved Priore as its recommended...
  • Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA

    Vana criticizes Florida lawmakers who 'wet themselves' over NRA
    Frustration over continued mass shootings prompted Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana Tuesday to take aim at the National Rifle Association and its opposition to Florida gun control measures. She criticized Florida lawmakers for this year...
  • Bridgeport Open To Taking In Immigrant Kids

    Washington – The City of Bridgeport is exploring whether it has the facilities that would meet federal requirements to host some of the Central American migrant children who are in overcrowded federal holding centers along the borders, said a city...
  • Sober homes face new government scrutiny

    Sober homes face new government scrutiny
    For years, the proliferation of sober houses has been a source of frustration for city leaders and neighbors. Both groups groused about the lack of regulation in place to govern sober houses, which are group homes that shelter people recovering from...
  • John Prince Park out of running for baseball stadium

    John Prince Park out of running for baseball stadium
    Palm Beach County’s John Prince Park in Lake Worth stays off the list as a potential spring training baseball stadium site, county officials said Tuesday. The County Commission on March 11 agreed to pursue a potential deal with the Houston...
  • Lobbying: connections, appearances & results

    Lobbying: connections, appearances & results
    Ask one thing about lobbying in Florida, and several more questions come up. At issue now – click on the link in the right hand column – is proposed legislation in Tallahassee. It would ban county elected officials and municipal officials...
  • Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School

    Hartford Charter Group Ousted From Bridgeport School
    A Hartford charter school group under state investigation is being pulled from a Bridgeport public school that it was managing with state funds, education officials said Wednesday. Bridgeport interim Superintendent Frances Rabinowitz said she intends to...