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Referendum option shocks technical colleges (access required)

By James Briggs Surprised college officials say they‘re unsure what to make of a budget provision that would let technical colleges raise revenue by increasing property taxes with referendum approval. Property tax is the largest of three primary revenue streams ...

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Lawmakers cut energy-efficiency investment

By James Briggs The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday overturned its predecessor‘s December decision calling for massive spending increases on energy efficiency for homes and businesses. Committee members still agreed to contribute $100 million a year to energy efficiency ...

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Commerce Department starts shifting divisions

By James Briggs Plans are under way to move the regulatory divisions of the state Department of Commerce to a new home, even though the transition lacks final approval from the Legislature and governor. The Legislature has passed Gov. Scott ...

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