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  • Property tax-rate increases can be deceptive

     Property tax-rate increases can be deceptive
    On Sunday, the Orlando Sentinel published a chart of property-tax rates around Central Florida, showing the top five highest percentage increases in tax rates. We win. In another dubious distinction for Lake County, all five of the increases were from...
  • Faith and Values: Embrace Jesus, the new Adam and Eve

    I remember it as if it were yesterday. I slammed out the door, letting it bang behind me. I yelled over my shoulder at my parents, "When I grow up, I'm not goin' be like you!" I think that at least one of the precipitating incidents was their refusal to...
  • Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes

    Orlando, most area cities feel pressure to raise taxes
    Since Florida's Legislature imposed the first of a series of reforms meant to lower homeowners' property-tax bills in 2007, politicians in most Central Florida counties and cities have adopted what amounts to double-digit increases in their property-tax...
  • Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China

    Film official cautions against importing Hollywood values into China
    It's now the world's biggest film market outside the U.S. But how do Hollywood filmmakers successfully penetrate the Great Wall of China? Find reliable partners, hire screenwriters who've actually visited the country and avoid grafting "Hollywood...
  • Top 25: What corporate America is reading, August 2014

    800-CEO-READ, a leading direct supplier of book-based resources compiles a monthly list of best-selling business books based on purchases by its corporate customers nationwide. Here are the best sellers for August 2014, plus descriptions of the Top 10....
  • Homeowner association won't make repairs; is there recourse?

    Question: We bought our property in a homeowner association more than 15 years ago, influenced by the salesperson, board and managers who promoted "community." They emphasized amenities and goals of increasing and maintaining property values, ensuring...
  • Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike

    Orlando city council gives preliminary OK to 17.7% tax hike
    The Orlando City Council gave preliminary approval to a 17.7 percent property tax increase on Monday, saying revenue collections aren't keeping pace with City Hall's expenses. The council voted unanimously to raise the property tax rate by $1, to $6....
  • JCC Maccabi Games almost here in Boca

    From the Opening Ceremonies on Sunday, Aug. 10, through the Closing Ceremonies on Thursday, August 14, the JCC Maccabi Games will be a major presence in the Boca Raton area for five days. About a thousand Jewish teen athletes — having at least...
  • Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch

     Q&A: Interview with U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch
    First elected to a partial term in 2010, U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is seeking a third full term representing northwest Broward and southwest Palm Beach counties.   He’ll be on the Aug. 26 primary ballot, facing fellow Democrat Emmanuel Morel, a retired...
  • Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott

    Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday – not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kid’s school projects, but...
  • Taxes, fire fees top pre-recession levels

    Taxes, fire fees top pre-recession levels
    Even if your property is worth less than in 2008 — before the Great Recession — you could be paying more to keep your city running. Most Broward cities have lower property values than in 2008. But a Sun Sentinel analysis shows that three-...