Morning Juice: Broward Home Values Continue Dive; Masilotti Staying in Lock-Up

The local news for this Tuesday morning:

  • Home values in Broward County fell approximately 16 percent this past year, a figure that means that county officials may have to trim up to $150 million from an already skeletal budget. [Miami Herald]
  • A very thin silver lining? South Florida made some major bank on the Super Bowl. [CBS4]
  • Bankruptcy attorneys slapped attorney Russ Adler with a $1.2 million lawsuit, alleging that he and his wife received at least that much in overpayments thanks to Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme. [Miami Herald]
  • West Palm Beach commissioners banned the opening of new pain clinics in the city for the next year, fearing that the shady businesses will continue to spread out from their base in Broward. [Palm Beach Post]
  • A federal magistrate rejected the petition by former Palm Beach County Commissioner Tony Masilotti that he should be granted release from prison based on a ruling by a Florida judge that honest services fraud, for which he was convicted, is unconstitutional. [Palm Beach Post]
  • The story of three low-income schools in Broward  County who scored well on the FCAT despite statistical trends that suggest such schools should have posted low scores. [Sun-Sentinel]

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