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  • How fiscally responsible is Suzanne Kosmas?

     
    Democrat Suzanne Kosmas is in a pitched battle to hold on to her seat in Florida’s 24th Congressional District, which has more registered Republicans than Democrats. Her campaign message is clearly intended to have crossover appeal. This summer, Kosmas....
  • A meaningless tax break

     
    Time to bury the idea that last session's tax break for all-star game tickets played any role whatsoever in Orlando getting the NBA game in 2012. It didn't. And yet, this fiction keeps getting repeated. Chris Dorworth, who's running for re-election to...
  • Recent history gives the edge to sheriffs in county budget showdowns

     
    Recent history doesn???t bode well for Palm Beach County commissioners if they end up in a budget showdown with Sheriff Ric Bradshaw. Bradshaw and the commission at times this year have been at odds over the sheriff???s nearly $500 million......
  • Sink posts her tax returns

     
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink had made public her tax returns for the past five years. She filed separately from her husband, attorney Bill McBride, so his returns are listed separately. The returns are long and complicated — but...
  • Weekly remarks: Obama on political fundraising; Greg Walden on stopping spending and tax hikes

     
    The Democrat is still angry over the Supreme Court decision and the GOP small business owner is worried about others in this political spending climate....
  • America: Love it or (if you're rich enough) leave it?

     
    Glen Esnard, a Newport Beach executive for real estate services firm Grubb & Ellis, went to bat in the Wall Street Journal last week for high-income-earners who believe it’s unfair that their tax rates should rise on Jan. 1, as......
  • Obama salutes black caucus as the 'conscience' of the U.S. Congress

     
    Full text. Democrat says blacks are particularly hit hard by the ongoing recession....
  • Roll Call: Grayson in top tax bracket of Congress

     
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Orlando is worth at least $31 million — making him the 11th richest member of Congress, according to the latest report from Capitol Hill publication Roll Call. While Grayson's wealth has changed little...
  • Which businesses would pay more income tax?

     
    When discussing the impact of letting some of President Bush's tax cuts elapse, the Obama administration and its critics in the GOP focus on different aspects of the same data. President Obama's side argues that allowing the tax breaks to expire for...
  • Construction of new homes up 10.5% in August

     
    Construction of newly built homes jumped a surprising 10.5% in August from July, the government said Tuesday, though most of the increase came from the volatile apartment building sector. Housing sales and new construction have struggled in recent...
  • CODA Automotive announces pricing for electric car [Updated]

     
    CODA Automotive, a startup electric car company in Santa Monica, said Tuesday that it will start taking deposits for its four-door, five-passenger sedan this week and will begin delivering the cars in December. The automaker is pricing the car at......