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When the City Council meets next, there will be a push to continue waiving the mobility fees developers pay for transportation improvements.
Florida Times-Union
The brownfields program is intended to encourage companies to and redevelop sites abandoned or underused because of environmental contamination.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
The original penny-on-the-dollar sales tax expires in 2014 and voters are being asked to consider renewing it for another decade beginning in 2015.
Tampa Bay Times
Flagler County officials don't all agree on the best way to stimulate a sector of their economy that helped build the county's cities.
Daytona Beach News-Journal
The average taxpayer gets $559 from the tax deduction for mortgage interest, according to the Tax Policy Institute.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
We recommend a "yes" vote on the proposed state Constitutional Amendment No. 2.
Gainesville Sun
Homeowners will benefit handsomely under Manatee County's new permitting fee structure.
Bradenton Herald
Welcome to Florida's nuclear Armageddon. You had better hide your wallet.
Orlando Sentinel
On Amendments 2, 4, 9, 10 and 11, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.
The Observer Group
Once upon a time, the leaders of Jacksonville thought they had the perfect way to pay for the road impacts of new growth.
Florida Times-Union
Let’s hope that if voters approve No. 4, state lawmakers will follow through.
Northwest Florida Daily News
When red-light cameras don’t produce the revenues from traffic violations that were originally projected, is that a positive development?
Panama City News Herald
If you like tax breaks, you’ll like Florida’s Nov. 6 ballot. If you like tax-break fairness, however, you may have trouble with these proposals.
Northwest Florida Daily News
County voters have the opportunity to help revamp plumbing, electrical systems and air conditioning at 260 schools.
Miami Herald
Before you vote on Brevard Public Schools’ proposed half-cent sales tax increase, you should get informed about how it works.
Florida Today
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is waiving day-use fees at its more than 2,400 recreation areas nationwide.
Treasure Coast Palm
Gainesville is facing a rising public employee pension liability that, if not confronted, could end up costing city taxpayers more money.
Gainesville Sun

Letter To The Editor

The claim that the rich pay their fair share because they pay most of the taxes illustrates the old saying, “Figures don’t lie but liars figure.”...

Pensacola News-Journal

The recent tax cuts have done nothing for the economy and job creation, so doesn't it make sense to ignore the doomsayers and try something...

Tampa Bay Times

The bottom line is that those who have benefited the most from the benefits of our economic system should be willing to contribute proportionally...

Tampa Bay Times

At what point will Clinton and others...

Tampa Bay Times

The FairTax is the solution. The...

Tampa Bay Times

Op Ed

Floridians should be especially concerned about one particular tax increase that will fall disproportionately on seniors. Beginning next year, tax...

Florida Today


Sarasota Herald-Tribune

We should not allow attorneys to be the fourth branch of Florida’s government.

Tallahassee Democrat

For citizens hoping for serious tax policy and budget debates, this has been a dispiriting election cycle.

Tallahassee Democrat

by Dr. Radut.