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Flagler Property Values Rise 7.5%, Best Since Recession, But Government Revenue Faces Shock

| June 1, 2018

Higher values ease pressure on government revenue but a potential increase in the homestead exemption would reduce revenue by millions, absent tax hikes.

School Board Hears Good and Bad of New Budget and Agrees to 3-Month Patch for Disabilities Program

| June 30, 2015

The $2.5 percent state-funded budget increase falls short of restoring the money lost last year. The board agreed to a $120,000 band aid for the adults with disabilities program run by FTI, which lost its state funding this month.

Don’t Mind a Gap This Year: Flagler County’s Budget Prospects Brighten With Talk of Tax Cut

| May 28, 2014

Countywide property values are expected to rise 5 percent this year and bring in an additional $2.3 million at today’s tax rates, reducing pressures on the budget and allowing the county commission to consider tax cuts and the expansion of services, including the addition of three firefighters.

The Other Tax Referendum: School District Battles Misperceptions to Preserve Levy

| September 22, 2010

What looks like a new school tax on the Nov. 2 ballot is, in fact, the continuation of a tax property owners have been paying all along. The school district still has a battle on its hand to convince voters.

School Board Approves $166 Million Budget; Tea Party’s Response Is Mostly Decaffeinated

| September 7, 2010

The school board’s final budget adoption hearing was better attended than most ion previous years; questions and comments didn’t necessarily have much to do with the budget.

Palm Coast Replaces Tired Fire Truck With $374,000 Model

| June 3, 2010

The new fire truck, part of the city fire department’s fleet of 14 vehicles, will burn fuel more cleanly and replaces a model that had logged 169,000 miles since 1995.

Tax-Averse Parents Send Per-Student Spending Tumbling in Flagler Schools

| June 1, 2010

Per-student funding has risen and fallen over the year, but today it’s identical to what it was in 1996, even as the student population, academic expectations and administrative burdens have multiplied.

Legislature’s Roadkill: Raiding Trust Funds

| April 20, 2010

The Florida Legislature has balanced the budget by taking money from the transportation trust fund. It’s a short-sighted solution with dire consequences, argues Mark Wilson, president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.

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