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My View: Give school boards more control

My View: Give school boards more control

August 3, 2011

The nearly 40-year-old, school-funding program de-links those who set tax rates with those who spend the money. This erases accountability.

Our View: 'Yes' on straw poll

Our View: 'Yes' on straw poll

August 3, 2011

After two years of discussion and debate, a huge step is being taken to turn Lakewood Ranch into its own city.

My View: The good news on jobs

My View: The good news on jobs

July 27, 2011

In the relentless trashing by the mainstream media of everything Gov. Rick Scott does, there has been some pretty great news ignored lately.

Our View: IDA surplus won’t last

Our View: IDA surplus won’t last

July 27, 2011

Every level of government is on forced austerity as the economic recovery stumbles under the frightening federal debt load and regulatory uncertainty.

My View: Incorporation reporting is unbalanced

My View: Incorporation reporting is unbalanced

July 27, 2011

In the June 22 East County Observer, the editors announced that the newspaper would launch a summer-long incorporation series. The goal was to provide residents with enough balanced information for residents to be more educated about the pros and cons of becoming a city. Our group, the Friends of Lakewood Ranch, welcomed that effort with enthusiasm.

Our View: District needs finance help

Our View: District needs finance help

July 20, 2011

Manatee schools may need a financial intervention.

My View: It's not a 'drain,' it's a wash

My View: It's not a 'drain,' it's a wash

July 20, 2011

A recent news story reveals a misunderstanding of how the economics work. Employees contributing to their pensions doesn't lessen the economy.

Our View: What about the taxpayer?

Our View: What about the taxpayer?

July 13, 2011

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.

My View: Teacher lawsuit instructive

My View: Teacher lawsuit instructive

July 13, 2011

There is much to be learned from the lawsuit filed by the statewide teachers union and joined by others, including an entitlement mentality.

Our View: Re-think new house taxes

Our View: Re-think new house taxes

July 6, 2011

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.



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