Big Energy vs. the Swarm

June 18, 2008 - Last week, Florida Power & Light filed papers with the state's Public Service Commission opposing the request of an activist with the Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition to intervene in the company's petition t

Major win for Florida's environment

By R. Neal
June 7, 2007 - Earlier this week, the Florida Public Service Commission denied a Florida Power and Light "Needs Determination" permit for a huge coal-fired power plant on 4900 acres of wilderness near the Everglades National Park in Glades Co. Florida, effectively killing the project.

Congress probing disputed Florida election

May 3, 2007 - A special U.S. House task force voted yesterday to open a federal investigation into last November's disputed District 13 congressional election in Sarasota County, Fla., where more than 18,000 ballots cast by touch-screen machines recorded no vote for either candidate.

Hurricane season sales tax break

By R. Neal
May 23, 2006 - For the second year in a row, the State of Florida declared a 12 day sales tax exemption on supplies and other merchandise used for hurricane preparation. The tax holiday started Sunday, and continues through June 1st, the start of hurricane season. Tax exempt items include: Flashlights and portable, self-powered light sources – $20 or less Portable radios, two-way radios and weather-band radios – for $50 or less Flexible waterproof sheeting (tarps) – $50 or less Gas or diesel fuel containers – $25 or less Batteries – $30 or less