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Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsMonday night???s kick-off to Palm Beach County???s summer-long budget fight failed to produce any solutions to the looming $45 million shortfall. County commissioners at their first budget public hearing balked at some of the proposed cuts, such as laying...
KickingTiresAs the economy has steadily improved, Hyundai no longer sees a need for its complementary job-insurance program, which is a part of the company???s Hyundai Assurance customer care. The program was launched in January 2009 when the recession started to.......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsPalm Beach County commissioners need to cut some of their employee perks to ease the looming budget crunch, according to county Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock. County commissioners are considering raising property tax rates for the third year in a......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsPalm Beach County may avoid nearly half of the 70 layoffs once proposed in a budget-cutting plan to head off a $40 million shortfall. The county???s budget plan previously called for laying off 70 people. All of those employees have......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsKilling more dogs and cats turns out to be a conversation stopper for the Palm Beach County Commission. When county commissioners at Tuesday???s budget meeting were looking for ways to cut costs, one option included closing the county???s animal shelter.....
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsWorkers who toil atop Palm Beach County???s Trash Mountain can???t have a raise if most other county employees are going without a salary bump, county commissioners decided Wednesday. The Solid Waste Authority proposed a 3 percent salary increase for its....
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsFinding $820,000 doesn???t hurt while trying to prove your financial worth to budget-cutting Florida lawmakers. Palm Beach County Clerk and Comptroller Sharon Bock on Thursday announced that her auditors identified more than $820,000 in assessments and...
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsAs National Teacher Appreciation Week came to a close last Friday, rumors swirled through Broward schools that all first and second year teachers would soon be laid off. Turned out to be a premature alarm, but not necessarily a false......
Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsWhere does Florida lottery education money go? That's the question I've heard most often in nine years as a news columnist ??? other than "do you miss sports?" Variations include: "How come schools are always crying about their budgets......
Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsThe dramatic changes in the news media are having an effect on the way politics is practiced. It???s a profound change, said Jack Furnari of Boca Raton, a conservative activist who???s active in the Republican Party, serves as a political......
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Mayo on the Side: Michael Mayo | Sun Sentinel BlogsWith another round of budget cuts coming to Broward for the new fiscal year that starts Oct. 1, maybe it's time to come up with a new slogan for the county. Some suggestions: --Doing less, charging more. --The city never......
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Palm Beach Politics | Sun Sentinel blogsPalm Beach County budget planners on Thursday highlighted options for nearly $6 million in additional budget cuts, but recommended that the County Commission instead stick with plans to boost property tax rates 9 percent. The commission on Tuesday is...
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