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State of Florida cities are good for economic growth, new study says

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North Florida is on the right path of economic growth, says a new “State of the Cities” survey released Thursday by the Florida League of Cities. A combination of high-quality local services, lower property taxes and drawing new business made the difference for Northwest Florida and around the state to maintain positive economic growth in 2014, according to the annual report produced by the League’s Center for Municipal Research and Innovation. “An important part of our continued growth over the…

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Scott Wagman: No New Parks

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Scott Wagman, aka The Half Million Dollar Man for his ridiculous fundraising boast, is running into the challenges many first-time candidates face at one point or another.Before I get into that, let me begin by saying that Wagman is trying hard and he has some smart people working for him. He just uploaded a sharp, welcoming campaign website that features a lot of social networking and video. He also just had an open house for his new campaign headquarters (it…

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