(Source: CBS4)

Miami-Dade College Seeking Sales Tax Hike For Additional Funding

Miami-Dade College has plans to ask county voters to pass a half-cent sales-tax increase to help shore up the college’s finances, according to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald.

CBS Miami–03/06/2013

turnpike toll plaza

FDOT Toll Increase Takes Effect Sunday

Take the Turnpike or travel to the west coast on Alligator Alley? Time to dig deeper at the toll plaza, because rates are going up on all state toll roads and bridges Sunday.


(Source: FPL) Port St. Lucie Nuclear Power PLant

Feds Beef Up Oversight Of FPL Nuke Plant

Florida Power and Light, which is seeking permission to expand it’s Turkey Point nuclear power plant in South Miami-Dade, is getting increased federal oversight of it’s Jensen Beach plant near Port St. Lucie after the plant experienced a series of unplanned shutdowns.


Citizens Property Insurance

Citizens Stalls Plans For New-Policy Rate Hike

A plan to raise rates for new policies issued by Citizens Insurance died Thursday for the short term, but the Citizens board asked its staff to create plan for doing that in 2013.



Scott Signs Bill Increasing School Vouchers

A measure that would raise the cap on the state’s voucher system, funded by tax credits to corporations who contribute to scholarship funds, was approved Friday by Gov. Rick Scott.


(Source: AP)

State Figures Show Record Visitors To Florida In 2011

If the Sunshine State seemed a little more crowded to you last year, it was.


(Source: AP)

Postal Service: Stamp Prices Are Going Up

The cost of mailing a letter is once again going up across South Florida. That’s because the US Postal Service announced Tuesday it will be increasing postage rates.


(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Costco Raising Membership Fees

It will soon be a little more costly to shop for wholesale goods at Costco.



Fla. Universities Eyeing 7 Percent Tuition Increase

Trustees at six of Florida’s 11 state universities have unanimously agreed to raise tuition by 7 percent. That’s on top of an 8 percent increase ordered by the Legislature for the next academic year.



Fla. Approves 18 Percent Rate Hike For State Farm

If you’re with State Farm Florida Insurance you may see an increase in your bill. That’s because regulators approved an average rate hike of 18.8 percent for Florida homeowners covered by State Farm.