Orange County Property Appraiser Rick Singh has questions after an appellate court ruling could release Walt Disney World and other hotel companies from paying millions in property taxes.
Singh's office on Thursday asked the Fifth District Court of Appeal to hold another hearing in a legal battle with Disney over the assessment of Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resort, a luxury hotel with an annual property tax bill of more than $4 million.
Monique Worrell for State Attorney If you watched the debate tonight you may remember that I was asked a question about my experience as a prosecutor. This question was designed to highlight the fact that I have not prosecuted cases, as a weakness. I disagree. I believe it is one of my greatest strengths. In a time where the nation is calling for criminal justice reform, when black and brown people continue to be murdered without accountability, why would we entrust reform to those who have been complicit in the execution of the very policies that are in need of reform?
Commissioner Regina Hill posted information that she said was very disturbing to her. She posted new guide lines for obtaining a home through Habitat for Humanity. One qualifying guideline for the applicant is to not have a medical write off. Commissioner Hill believes that rule will stop up to 75% of the people hoping for a Habitat home. Also, you need a (640) credit score and annual income of at least $30,000 to qualify! Other rule changes make it clear that Habitat for Humanity has joined Mayors Demings and Dyer in speeding up District 5 gentrification.
By David Ayala Hello FB Friends & Family, Out of respect for my wife I stayed silent about the State Attorney race because her Chief Assistant is running, and I knew it could create tension. But my silence ends today. I can't be silent while our community is hurting and she's taking shots that minimize the work that has been done. I watched how she distanced herself from Aramis and it didn't feel good. She did her job as Chief Assistant, but nothing more, in my opinion. I think our community deserves someone who is bold about the need to build on the past few years.
Florida Sen. Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for Fox News that decried the federal government's response to the corona virus pandemic, implying that the country's millions of laid off workers would rather collect benefits than go back to work.