Taggart takes a loss — off the field

In his only year as the University of Oregon’s football coach, Willie Taggart implored his players to “do something.” This month Taggart did something with his former Eugene house: He sold it at a loss of nearly $200,000. Taggart likely isn’t losing sleep over the transaction. His Florida State University contract will pay him $30 […]

SCF Leadership Academy Visits Tallahassee

State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota’s (SCF) Leadership Academy spent three days in Tallahassee in February learning how the state legislative process impacts the college. Academy members learned how budgets and policy are developed and become law in the state legislature. The group also met with five members of the Manatee and Sarasota County legislative delegation, […]

Florida State Doubles Hourly Metered Parking Rate

Parking is a sensitive subject amongst Florida State’s campus – specifically, the lack of parking spots available. So much so, that it’s become a part of the culture at Florida State University. Tactics used in order to find parking spots include: showing up to campus hours before your class, avoiding leaving campus until the very […]

The fickle funding for affordable housing

Florida was the first state to adopt a dedicated source of funding for affordable housing. A coalition of affordable housing advocates led by the Florida Housing Coalition, builders, realtors, financial institutions and others banded together and pressed the legislature for stable housing funding. The response was the creation of the Sadowsky Affordable Housing Trust Fund. […]

Poll: Florida voters favor Greyhound racing ban

MIAMI — Florida voters look ready to ban greyhound racing by a supermajority vote, according to a new survey that shows the issue fares better at the polls if people identify the proposal with animal welfare instead of gambling. The poll, paid for by the animal-rights group GREY2K USA Worldwide, also shows outsized support for […]

Improved residential real estate market produces strong results in John Dixon auction – Atlanta Business Chronicle

ATLANTA, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Demand for homes – and land on which to build new ones – is surging, resulting in strong bidding that led to more than $5 million in sales during a two-day John Dixon & Associates auction featuring properties from throughout the Southeast and beyond. "The real estate market overall […]

Local families plan protests over changes to visitation rights of FL inmates

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Sweeping policy changes for Florida inmates have families preparing to march outside the state capital on Thursday to demand action by Gov. Rick Scott. The controversial policy changes are a result of prison staffing shortages and contraband increases, according to the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC). For those reasons, they are changing […]