Another poll confirms: people don’t like taxes

Another poll confirms: people don’t like taxes

According to a new poll, property tax reform ranks high among the concerns of Florida residents, along with school choice and health care costs. This is a bit puzzling. The median property tax in Florida is $1,773.00 per year for a home worth the median value of...
Ashes in your stockings, Jacksonville taxpayers

Ashes in your stockings, Jacksonville taxpayers

Scrooges in City Hall had a chance to give the people of Jacksonville a nice Christmas gift Tuesday, but instead they said, “Bah, humbug.” Only five members of City Council voted to repeal the recent local gas tax hike. Those heroes are Rory Diamond, LeAnna Cumber, Al...
Another poll confirms: people don’t like taxes

Local government access is available to “some”

Our story on media access to local government brought an interesting response from a long-time reporter for a local TV station. Jim Piggott of News4Jax said, “I’ve been covering City Hall for 35 years and, yes, I remember when things were much more open.” Yet,...