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Rick Kriseman shares jovial conversation with Melrose Elementary students

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St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman took his city expertise to Melrose Elementary where he spoke with two third grade classes and a group of fourth graders. Kriseman shared his experiences as Mayor as part of the Great American Teach In Wednesday. Kriseman’s choice to volunteer at Melrose Elementary was a strategic one. The school is one of five chronically failing schools in the District and is a hot bed for at-risk youth. But you would never know that from the…

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Reliance on property, sales taxes holds Florida back in new tax fairness report

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A new report released Monday by online financial services firm WalletHub says Florida ranks near the bottom nationally when it comes to the fairness of its state and local taxes. The survey evaluated the taxes levied by all 50 states – broken down by income, property, sales & excise and “other” taxes – and how they are levied on people of varying income brackets and compared that to the ideal system of taxation, gathered by asking respondents the question, “In thinking about…

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