Manatee schools may need a financial intervention.
A recent news story reveals a misunderstanding of how the economics work. Employees contributing to their pensions doesn't lessen the economy.
As is all too common, an important party has not been at the table in the negotiations between the Manatee County School District and the Manatee Education Association.
There is much to be learned from the lawsuit filed by the statewide teachers union and joined by others, including an entitlement mentality.
Building a new house in Manatee County will get a little more expensive beginning Oct. 1, thanks to the County Commission breezily approving a new impact fee schedule with nary a peep.
The Sarasota County Commission was right to eliminate the Benderson's affordable housing provision. But there is a bigger issue involved.
To add insult to injury, schools spent their financial windfall in hard cash, while homeowners watched the equity of their property plummet as the housing bubble burst.