October 25, 2016

Tallahassee Trend

A bad -- but bulletproof -- Florida tax

Florida's communications services tax is, by just about any measure, a flawed tax. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2016

Florida road project has nine lives

Each time it seems to die, a road project in Polk County rises again. Read more »
Published on 6/28/2016

The bed tax never sleeps in Florida

How tourist development taxes should be used has become a running battle in Tallahassee. Read more »
Published on 5/25/2016

Capitol improvements coming to Florida Senate chambers

Florida's Capitol is undergoing a $6-million renovation that will add a number of modern and aesthetic touches. Read more »
Published on 4/27/2016

Taxing corporations: Is a 2011 tax incentive working?

A number of states have started changing the way they tax corporations. Read more »
Published on 3/28/2016

Florida Supreme Court contenders

Gov. Rick Scott's first appointment to the Florida Supreme Court. Read more »
Published on 2/26/2016

Roiled over ROI: Measuring return on public incentives

Since July 1, 2013, Florida lawmakers have required Florida's economic development agencies to use a more rigorous formula for calculating the return on investment ratios for handing out taxpayer money to companies. Read more »
Published on 1/27/2016

The need for speed: Fast-tracking an interstate interchange

On Oct. 9, 2014, Gov. Rick Scott announced that the state would allocate $83 million to rebuild a chronically congested interchange at I-75 and University Parkway near the Sarasota-Manatee county line. Read more »
Published on 11/24/2015

Broken breaks: Tax breaks that are difficult to change

Time can render some tax breaks unequal or unfair. But once enacted, they're difficult to change or eliminate. Read more »
Published on 9/28/2015

Florida lawmakers' 'sprinkle fund'

The Legislature's top leaders are reserving increasingly larger chunks of state revenue for themselves to allocate. Read more »
Published on 8/27/2015

Act of revenge? How the ‘revenge porn' bill ended up so flawed

The revenge porn law makes it a first-degree misdemeanor to “sexually cyberharass” someone. Read more »
Published on 7/24/2015

Ducks in a row: Jacksonville's leaders want more clout in Tallahassee

During the 2008 election cycle, six freshmen lawmakers from the Jacksonville area entered the Florida Legislature. Read more »
Published on 5/27/2015

An exit interview with Gray Swoope

Gray Swoope reflects on his four-year tenure as the state's main economic recruiter. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2015

Universal Studios' high-crime zone incentive money grab

While legal, the theme park's use of an anti-crime incentives program isn't sitting well with sponsors of the bill. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

Principle -- or just bile?

An effort to compensate a teenager injured by a Broward deputy turns into a legal morass. Read more »
Published on 10/28/2014

Roundup of August primary battles for the Florida Legislature

The subplot thickens: Primaries this month will set the stage for leadership battles in the state House and senate. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Medical marijuana: Smoke, no mirrors

As medical marijuana heads to the ballot in Florida, Ben Pollara isn't taking anything for granted as he spearheads an effort to get the measure passed. Read more »
Published on 5/28/2014

Kitchen is the mission for Florida's top chef

From promoting Florida's bounty abroad to teaching kids about healthy eating, state chef Justin Timineri has a full plate. Read more »
Published on 11/15/2013

Crime & punishment: Changes at Florida Dept. of Corrections

The Smart Justice movement has spurred criminal justice overhauls in some states, including Georgia. In Florida, reform is happening in fits and starts. Read more »
Published on 8/12/2013

High hopes for Democratic Chairwoman Allison Tant

Florida Democrats are counting on new party Chairwoman Allison Tant to close the fundraising gap. Read more »
Published on 6/13/2013

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