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  • OCPS tax rate will rise, but bills may go down

     
    Orange County’s  homeowners will see a boost in school-tax rates on their next bill, even though the amount they actually pay may go down. The county’s school board unanimously agreed Tuesday night to raise taxes by 25 cents for every $1,00...
  • Brand X Files: New Roman Polanski rape allegations. Wyclef for president? Bruised Oksana pics

     
    New allegations: 'Roman Polanski handcuffed, drugged and raped me': Edith Vogelhut, former model and Glamour magazine editor, claims she was brutally raped by the director at Jack Nicholson’s house in 1974. (Radar) Fugazi to release hundreds of live...
  • AIF endorses McCollum .. and Scott

     
    In a highly unusual dual endorsement, Associated Industries of Florida says it's backing both Attorney General Bill McCollum and his challenger, former healthcare executive Rick Scott, in the race for governor. “AIF is sending a message to our...
  • Kosmas: Extend Bush tax cuts for the rich

     
    U.S. Rep. Suzanne Kosmas has endorsed the continuation of the tax cuts approved under the Bush Administration, setting herself up to oppose her fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, and a number of other members of her party. In a letter to House...
  • Chicago voters could be asked to tax banks in foreclosures

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 11:10 a.m.; updated at 2:37 p.m. Chicago voters would be asked to decide if the city should make banks pay transfer taxes when they take a home through foreclosure under a proposal a key City......
  • Grayson’s latest mailer – his publicity, your money

     
    I got a copy of Alan Grayson's latest taxpayer-financed mailer — and found it pretty off-putting, to say the least. Not the message. It's pretty decent, in fact. It's the fact that he spent my money — and yours — to send it. I used to...
  • How much worse could it have been?

     
    Critics of the $787-billion stimulus package that Democrats pushed through Congress in early 2009 frequently point out how much worse the economy has fared since then than the Obama administration predicted when it proposed the legislation. For example,...
  • Quinn tries to stem fallout from budget director's tax hike talk

     
    Posted by Monique Garcia at 6:40 p.m. Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday moved to contain the political fallout sparked by his budget director’s comment that the administration wants to raise the income tax rate by nearly 67 percent, saying the......
  • Bell residents paid huge tax bills in addition to huge salaries, records show

     
    Bell did more than just give top city administrators some of the largest salaries in the nation: Residents in the working-class town also pay the highest property taxes of all but one of Los Angeles County’s 88 cities, according to......
  • For California muni bond market, no state budget is no problem

     
    A financial emergency in California? That’s what Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says we now have, as the state still has no budget for the current fiscal year. But California’s municipal bond investors haven't been willing to play along with this “...
  • Evaluating the GOP gubernatorial jobs plans

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Judging by the blistering attack ads run by Rick Scott and Bill McCollum – castigating each other on immigration, abortion, and corporate fraud — voters might be hard-pressed to decipher how they plan to address Florida’...