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Jolly Bay sues Walton County

FREEPORT — Landowner Jolly Bay LLC has sued Walton County seeking to reverse the county commission’s decision to deny its project.   The planned development, which would include a recreational vehicle park, a bed & breakfast, a 73-unit condominium, a…

State Economy at 'Beginning of the Pain'

TALLAHASSEE — The Legislature's chief economist this week said the numbers to be released Friday on the state's fiscal outlook won't be pretty and lawmakers will be forced into some tough decisions in the coming year. At a presentation for…

Lobbying Rules Before Court This Winter

Florida lobbyists soon will get their day in court in a bid to overturn an almost three-year-old state law requiring them to disclose who pays them and how much, and also bars gifts to legislators. The Florida Supreme Court has…

Tax Group: Fix Corporate Tax Glitch

A glitch in Florida’s tax code may cost corporations the benefits of a recent federal economic stimulus package and state lawmakers need to fix it now, Florida TaxWatch urged on Monday. If lawmakers don’t fix the glitch, corporations may lose…

Service-Disabled Vets Get Business Help

TALLAHASSEE — Service-disabled veterans are being added to the groups of minority business the state assists through the Department of Management Services’ Office of Supplier Diversity. Gov. Charlie Crist signed House Bill 687 in June to create the Florida Service-Disabled…

BB&T Corp. Gives $3 Million to FSU

TALLAHASSEE — Efforts by two colleges at Florida State University to expand their business-related academic offerings have received a significant boost, thanks to a pair of major gifts announced today by financial services company BB&T Corp. (www.bbt.com). Joined by FSU…