Enjoy this week's Castaway cartoon.
The lemming-like rush to try to lure Hollywood filmmakers to Sarasota and Manatee counties is costly, ineffective and a little embarrassing.
Manatee County commissioners got one of the toughest decisions right in the budget for next year. They kept the property tax rate flat. Or so it appears. That will not be official until the final rate is approved in September.
This week's Castaway cartoon.
The moral compass for the majority of our
political leadership in both parties is what is
right for re-election, not the countryâ€™s future.
It can be all too easy to get bottled up in policies, politics and personalities and miss the amazing ways in which everyday people accomplish greatness.
The nearly 40-year-old, school-funding program de-links those who set tax rates with those who spend the money. This erases accountability.