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Legislature 2008….issue:state wants to cap hotel expenses for officials…

unbelievable… the lawmakers telling the agencies to be frugal…hmmm..

previous posts… why hasn’t the message been received….maybe vouchers…with the imposed cap…and forget the plastic?

Ethics….Commissioner Cindi Hutchinson lies about ethic breach…

what is a reputation worth?…$4.32…why can’t pols and others understand the clean up after the lie is always worse than the action itself?

Ballet Florida…money crisis threatens cultural mainstay…

as previously posted…they are in trouble…no matter the company it seems…patrons…are sorely needed along with audiences…to let them thrive…

Opinion…

Legal loophole feeding flood of lawsuits…

also in previous posts…the flippers are looking into a legal loophole to get money from developers…. want to exert the right to collect their money …fearing no flip in sight…. could make the prospect of unable to close condos…even worse…keep your eye on LBTS and Pompano…

Business section…

Foreign home buyers are flocking to Florida…

flippers…not to worry?

Local section…

Sheriff out paces rivals in fundr aising…

when is a Republican Sheriff to be…. like a Democratic Sheriff to Be?… when it is Sheriff Lamberti shoveling in the big bucks…reminiscent of Ken Jenne in his freer days ….

a who’s who of Republicans of Broward…Comm. Jim Scott, Republican chairman Chip LaMarca, Ed Pozzuoli, and Kevin Tynan….CEO Mike Jackson….

Pompano Beach…Pompano park scores $25,000 grand prize…

Second Staples Inc. Dream Park Challenge….done in an online promotion…the contest ran from 2/14…to last Thur…18 cities from Broward…congrats… know a certain Pompano citizen who sent emails out to help with the cause…a great coming together for the town…

www.miamiherald.com

Broward and State…

Hand- recount law proposed…

Florida election officials want ballots counted manually in close elections….flashbacks are appropriate in the upcoming election….especially with the climate of either Obama or Clinton vs. McCain…but….Republicans worry about who will be in charge… still see troubled waters ahead… even without the chads and the strange guy who was represented so much on cable…he always reminded me of the poor sap who had to see himself wipe out on every edition of Wide World of Sports… with Jim McKay….way back when…many Olympics ago..

Lawyer soon to be powerful lawmaker…

St. Petersburg lawyer will become one of Florida’s most powerful people…why?…he will be a member of the powerful Taxation and Budget Reform Commission…a 25 member group…as in previous posts…this group is always front and center in each weeks Lemieux report…state politics category…

Sheriff sued after fatal foul-up…

911 dispatchers did not follow through….

now I am not equating this awful tragedy to the wee hours of last Friday morning Sea Ranch screw up or the other “put on hold” EMS previous to it by a few weeks …but if the lawmakers are going to get involved in something like the Sun- Sentinel story of capping hotel costs…

it seems even more important they insert themselves into 911 dispachers and their training.. before more incidents big and little continue to happen….

Business section…Mediating claims…

2004 Florida created a mediation program to help homeowners resolve claim disputes…

as we approach this next season…these sites.. consumer helpline….www.fldfs.com

online brochure….www.myfloridacfo.com

check ths consumer/literature/mediation_brochure.pdf…

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