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    July 10, 2014

    Florida Man With Car Logo Tattooed on His Face Arrested for Identity Theft

    A Broward man with the logo for Bentley luxury automobiles tattooed on his face has been charged with identity theft to file fraudulent income tax returns. Because what better way to pretend you're other people than with a car logo tattooed on your face? He also has a shark tattooed on his face an ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    Fort Lauderdale Budget Proposes More City Jobs Without Raising Tax Rate

    Fort Lauderdale City Manager Lee Feldman released his 2015 proposed budget report and, according to what he writes, the city can add over 60 new positions without raising the tax rate. Among the proposed positions, Feldman says ten new Parks and Recreation jobs can be added to aid several initiativ ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Rick Scott Approves Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies

    Floridians who go out and purchase hurricane supplies can expect not to pay any sales tax, thanks to Rick Scott signing the hurricane tax-holiday bill, HB 5601, on Monday. The tax holiday means that things like batteries, generators, radios, tarps, and first-aid kits will be sales-tax-free during h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Florida Obamacare Premiums Are Plentiful, Affordable, According to Reports

    With all the hootin' and hollerin' about Obamacare, and the GOPers holding fillabustery things, and Rick Scott writing letters to Congress to make it all stop, there's this: According to a thing called "reading," Florida is at the top of the list in the U.S. in terms of the amount of choices Obamaca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    No Sales Tax This Weekend! (On Clothes, Computers, iPads, More)

    iPad, here we come! OK, so you'll still be charged sales tax on certain things, but if you're in the market for back-to-school stuff, clothing, or a computer, you're in luck. Throughout Florida, sales tax is being waived from 12:01 a.m. this Friday until midnight Sunday, August 4. The more you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Florida Man Threatens TV News Crew with Knife, Caught on Video

    According to the news crews over at Channel 10, a reporting team was filming in the street outside of a private residence Tuesday night when a man -- since identified as 33-year-old Louis Dominic Paolino III -- came out of the house wielding a knife. He began slicing electric cords, smashing lightbu ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013
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    February 6, 2013

    Broward Commissioners Debate Tax Hike That Would Save Stray Animals

    You could be deciding whether cats and dogs live or die come November 2014. On Tuesday, Broward County commissioners debated an initiative that would let voters decide if taxes should be raised to prevent thousands of feral animals and unwanted pets from being put to sleep. So far, three of the ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    The Fiscal Cliff Cookbook: Cooking On a Ledge

    Just at the last possible minute, the House pulled the United States back from the brink of the dreaded fiscal cliff.During a vote late Tuesday, 172 Democrats and 85 Republicans voted for the bill, while 16 Democrats and 151 Republicans opposed it,  raising taxes for the wealthiest Americans, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    Allen West Getting His Very Own Lighted Holiday Sign on Saturday

    As you may have heard, Allen West lost his election battle with Patrick Murphy, as well as math. But the fine folks at Stand Up Florida want to remind West not to lose his battle with common sense. On Saturday, local constituents will be putting up a lighted message at Cultural Plaza in downtown L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Marco Rubio Gets After Joe Biden's Latest Gaffe

    Crazy Uncle Joe was campaigning in Charlotte on Tuesday and did that thing where he said stuff that makes Democrats smack themselves on the forehead. Speaking of Mitt Romney and how he and Paul Ryan would raise taxes on the middle class, Biden said, "How they can justify... raising taxes on the mid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Joe Biden Tells Florida Seniors Romney's Plan Will Tax Their Social Security

    Joe Biden got medieval on Romney and Ryan's asses over the weekend. Biden rallied supporters at his events in Boca Raton and Tamarac over the weekend, which were filled with Florida seniors. Biden went around telling the many, many seniors who attended his rallies that Romney's economic plan coul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Broward Woman Steals Identities of Active U.S. Marines, Nearly Scams $50K

    As far as identity thieves go, Coral Springs resident Dorothy Boulin is among the scummiest.Last week, Boulin was sentenced to five years in prison and three years probation for running a scam that pilfered the social security numbers of U.S. Marines and filed fraudulent tax claims in their names.Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Fort Lauderdale Proposes 2013 Budget; City Hall's $300,000 Paint Job and Five Other Talking Points

    While most of us were basking in freedom hangovers and post-Fourth laziness, Fort Lauderdale officials released their proposed 2013 budget.Overall, the city plans to encounter $470 million in expenditures, including $300,000 for a few coats of paint on the revoltingly bland City Hall. City officials ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    West Palm Beach Cracks Down on Food Trucks

    ​It seems that the honeymoon phase between the City of West Palm Beach and food trucks is coming to an end. Palm Beach County is behind Miami in food trucks, but certain owners, most notably the Fire Within and Curbside Gourmet, have risen to the challenge of bringing the mobile eateries to the no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Mandy Dawson to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion as Soon as She Figures Out How Much She Evaded

    ​Former Fort Lauderdale state Sen. Mandy Dawson will plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion and three counts of failure to file a tax return, according to documents filed yesterday in federal court. She faces up to 13 years in prison.Dawson was indicted last year after authorities say she faile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Seven People Charged in Tax Fraud Case Based on Secret Bank-Account Conspiracy Theory​Get this: The government creates a secret bank account for every person issued a birth certificate in the United States -- and has been doing so since the enactment of the 1936 Social Security Act -- that holds $630,000. Through a series of IRS filings, people can become entitl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Two of South Florida's Fortune 500 Companies Land on List of "Corporate Tax Dodgers"

    Good one, Mr. Moneybags.​Out of the five Fortune 500 companies based in South Florida, two of them managed to bank on a negative tax rate over the past three years, earning them a spot on a list of the country's "corporate tax dodgers."Citizens for Tax Justice issued the report evaluating 280 comp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Florida Power & Light Rebukes Report on "Corporate Tax Dodgers"

    ​NextEra Energy -- which owns Florida Power & Light Co. -- ain't too happy about being placed on a list of "corporate tax dodgers," which we wrote about earlier today.A group that calls itself Citizens for Tax Justice issued the report evaluating 280 companies nationwide, and named 78 of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    GOP Intentionally Sabotaging Economy to Boot Obama? Only 39 Percent of Floridians Say No​Old news: Floridians think Gov. Rick Scott sucks. New news: Nearly half of Florida thinks Republicans are intentionally sabotaging the economy to prevent the reelection of President Obama.It's not just those damned liberals either -- 24 percent of Republicans agree, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Rick Scott Approval Rating Climbing Out of the Toilet; Voters Don't Know if He Raised Taxes

    ​Gov. Rick Scott received his highest approval rating and lowest disapproval since April, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.The new survey shows 35 percent of respondents approved of the way the governor is handling his job, compared to 52 percent who said they disapproved." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Rick Scott Plays Armchair President on Debt-Ceiling Drama

    Gov. Rick Scott is a dreamer​Gov. Rick Scott seems to like the idea of being president of the United States -- he's hinted that he'd make a good president because of the "tough choices" he's made as governor, and now he's playing armchair president from the governor's mansion.Sunshine State News c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Tax Day Deals

    Grab a bite before Uncle Sam bites you!​The IRS was nice enough to give us a whopping two-day extention on filing our taxes. That's all well and good, but you still might come out feeling a little poorer if you have to write a check to Uncle Sam today. Fret not, because there are a lot of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Angry Local Tea Party to Rally for Government Shutdown

    ​The Fort Lauderdale Tea Party is out at gun shows rousing its base to come out for an April 15 tax day protest planned at the federal courthouse to favor a government shutdown -- and they are promising an appearance by Congressman Allen West. The Tea Party is hopping mad that, as its local l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Broward County Will Reopen Four Parks After $100,000 Analysis Found That Closures Didn't Save Taxpayers Anything

    ​Broward County's ill-fated attempt to save money by closing parks midweek actually cost taxpayers $98,961, plus a year and a half of potential revenue that the parks could have brought in.  Next Tuesday, four county parks will reopen seven days a week, according to the Broward County Parks a ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and other illegal-immigration populists rely on misleading, right-wing reports to scapegoat immigrants and terrify penny-pinched Americans.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Broward Health Commissioner Says System Will Be Less Political as a Nonprofit

    browardhealth.orgCommissioner Richard Paul-Hus​If the North Broward Hospital District follows through on plans to lease its assets to a nonprofit organization, then it will "take the politics out" of managing that public hospital district, according to Commissioner Richard Paul-Hus, who responded ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    [UPDATED] Charity Linked to Deerfield Commissioner Took Out 10 Percent Loan With Relative

    deerfield-beach.comSylvia Poitier​A charity under investigation by Deerfield Beach took out a high-interest loan from a brother of Commissioner Sylvia Poitier in hopes of paying taxes on property it owned in the city. The charity then listed that liability in a financial statement to the city, rai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Charity President Says Agency Isn't Ducking Investigator

    Flickr: itbe-GregDid Deerfield Beach's housing dollars go down the drain?​Felecia Poitier, president of a charity being investigated by Deerfield Beach for its management of housing funds, denied allegations that her agency has not cooperated fully with auditors, blaming delays on the time-consumi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Boynton's Own Ghost Tower: An Empty Promenade

    Lisa Rab The Promenade is begging for residents.​Boynton Beach is now giving Sunrise a run for its money in the competition for ghostly condo buildings. These 14-story cream-colored towers perched on the edge of the Intracoastal Waterway are part of a project known as Promenade, where just four ye ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    Palm Beach Billionaire Koch Likes Tax Subsidies, Too

    Flickr user: andjohan​One of Palm Beach billionaire Bill Koch's main objections to a proposed offshore wind farm in Nantucket Sound -- which he has spent millions of dollars fighting -- is that it will require tax breaks to succeed. As the Juice reported earlier today, Koch has claimed that the an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Is Greyhound Racing Doomed in Florida?

    C. Stiles In the past two weeks, two greyhound racing tracks have announced that they are either ending live racing or shutting down completely: one in Arizona and one in Texas. Both tracks had been in operation for more than 50 years. With every track closing, opponents of racing look aga ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009

    Crooked Courthouse

    The Broward Commission will build a courthouse, even if voters don't want it and there's no good way to pay for it.

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    August 12, 2009

    Palm Beach Rebs Threaten Secession

    Rebellion, Palm Beach-style​Nothing secedes like excess. We here at the Juice thinks it makes  sense: Palm Beach town councilman William Diamond urged his fellow confederates at yesterday's council meeting to consider seceding from Palm Beach County and forming a  new county of its very ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Cigarette Smokers Burned By New Tax; Cigar Aficionados Blow Celebratory Rings While cigarette smokers will now pay a dollar per pack more, the legislature gave the cigar industry a break. A new state-wide dollar-per-pack tax on cigarettes and smokeless and pipe tobacco starts today. The stated goal from the legislature is to encourage smokers to stop. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2009

    No More Taxes on (Almost) All Things Fancy

    Photo courtesy Tom Fancy StudiosIf that looks like your shopping list then, well, thank you, good sir, for generous contributions to the State of Florida, but you probably should have waited till after the legislative session. A bill recently passed by the House Finance and Tax Council would remove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    House Owned By Tally Power Players Under Homestead Investigation

    Arduin and Ericks with Jeb BushOne of the GOP's top tax experts is under investigation for her own homestead tax exemption.   The Pulp has learned that the Broward Property Appraisers Office is investigating the homestead exemption on a Fort Lauderdale home owned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    State Republican Does Not Want A Billion Dollars

    Rep. Anitere Flores should be grateful that only dorks like me watch Issues, the Sunday political program on our local public television station WPBT. I can't imagine she'd have wanted her constituents in Kendall / University Park / Westwood Lakes to watch her appearance this past Sunday.Here's a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Beach Bummed: Big Bills Are Sinking Hollywood's Small Hotels

    For decades Hollywood Beach has been the only one in South Florida that could offer tourists an array of small, independent hotels at low nightly rates. That gave the neighborhood a distinct slow-tempo style, and it gave the South Florida's hospitality industry a bit of variety.But the small Hollywo ... More >>

  • News

    March 6, 2008

    Haunted House

    A priceless Fort Lauderdale property is sold on the cheap, and it's not the economy, stupid

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    January 24, 2008
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    April 12, 2007

    Freeloaders Who Don't Freeload

    Can you count to $16 billion, gabacho?

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    November 30, 2006

    The Tightest Slots in Town

    Aren't you happy you get to shovel money into the shiny new machines?

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    November 16, 2006

    Hooray for Hollywood

    Even with a housing bust and bad court verdicts, the show goes on.

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    May 26, 2005

    Condo Siege

    From peaceful American dreaming comes a rude awakening

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    April 28, 2005
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    Best Place to Buy Cigarettes

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