Morning Juice: Rothstein Fitted for Stripes; Property Taxes Soar in Palm Beach County

Just another Wednesday morning for most of us; but then, most of us aren't Scott Rothstein:

  • Broward County's most colorful criminal will finally be sentenced to prison in connection with his $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme. Updates and analysis here and on Bob Norman's blog. [Daily Pulp]
  • After 16 months of haggling, the Broward Sheriff's Office appears finally to have a new service contract with the City of Pompano Beach, whose new city manager, Dennis Beach, had initially recommended abandoning BSO to create a city police department. [Sun-Sentinel]
  • Faced with what he says is the "most difficult budget year the county has ever faced," Palm Beach County Administrator Bob Weisman has declared the need for a 13.4 percent increase in property taxes as a way to deal with the precipitous drop in home values. [Palm Beach Post]

  • More than two months after she was beaten nearly to death at a Deerfield Beach Middle School bus stop, Josie Lou Ratley returned home. The family has released video of Ratley opening presents from friends and family. [WSVN-7]
  • In a move that aims to prevent the outsourcing of 200 jobs, Pembroke Pines city workers proposed a series of concessions that their union says will save the city up to $7.3 million per year. [Miami Herald]

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