Friday, May 24, 2019

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Gerrymandering comes under scrutiny & other items of note

Gerrymandering tales center stage Mostly because of luck and geography, South Floridians should be spectators as the Florida Legislature today begins an emergency special session...
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Delray pension reform, talking trash and other news of note

Delray pension reform Like Boca Raton, Delray Beach can’t afford the pension benefits that some police officers and firefighters may be expecting. Today could mark...
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The great airline bill scam & other matters of note

Airline blues Residents of Boca Raton and Delray Beach tend to fly a lot. Fortunately, we can pick between flights at airports in Fort Lauderdale...
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Truth in taxes, The Friends of Florida demise, plus more

Taxing issues Earlier this month we discussed how the Florida Legislature doesn’t tell the truth about taxes when it comes to money for education. Today,...
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Big FAU plans and Boca is No. 1

The Big Man On Campus has plans New Florida Atlantic University President John Kelly talks like a city planner. For Boca Raton, that’s a good...
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How taxpayers are hoodwinked and other revelations

How things work Today, class, we are going to learn how the Florida Legislature tries to fool state taxpayers—and usually succeeds. We are talking about money...
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The Chapman settlement, public TV merger & looking toward Mecca

Chapman alternatives At this point, it seems likely that suspended Delray Beach City Manager Louie Chapman on Tuesday will accept the city commission’s revised settlement...
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Thoughts on poles, pot and same sex marriage – plus more

South Florida has been there—but with a difference If you lived in South Florida 34 years ago, you can understand the feelings of those who...
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The Chapman question, power line debate and Scripps shopping around

The Chapman Question In two weeks, Delray Beach finally may be able to see Louie Chapman in the rear-view mirror. Tuesday night, the city commission voted...
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Dead man walking, police pensions, Trader Joe’s and more.

The argument for settling Even if Delray Beach tonight finally could be rid of City Manager Louie Chapman, the choice is not easy. Moving on...
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