Duke Energy Trail Agreement Could Hit Jefferson County Taxpayers

Duke Energy Trail Agreement Could Hit Jefferson County Taxpayers

While supporters of a Jefferson County Commission approved bike trail along a Duke Power easement have focused on the benefits of the trail, there has been little discussion about the potential costs associated with the project. Jefferson County Commission officials and supporters of the project cite costs of $40,000 over two years, but do not […]

Florida State Shatters Admission Applications Record, Again

Florida State Shatters Admission Applications Record, Again

By Amy Farnum-Patronis, FSU News Florida State University accepted another excellent class of students after receiving a record number of applicants for the second consecutive year. Florida State received nearly 57,000 first-year applications for admission to the 2019 summer and fall semesters before early notifications on Jan. 31. That’s already an 11.9 percent increase over […]

DeSantis Seeks to Boost Money in Scholarship Program

DeSantis Seeks to Boost Money in Scholarship Program

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday touted a proposal to spend an additional $18.8 million next year on a program that provides voucher-like scholarships to students with disabilities, saying he trusts “parents to make the best decision” for the education of their children. DeSantis appeared at […]

DeSantis Backs Property Tax Relief, Job Growth Fund

DeSantis Backs Property Tax Relief, Job Growth Fund

By Jim Turner, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Property owners would be the big winners in a tax-relief package released Friday by Gov. Ron DeSantis as he proposed a record $91.3 billion budget for next fiscal year. Unlike the broad, business-friendly tax packages that have rolled out of the Legislature the past few […]