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  • Worth it or wasted: Dade City sidewalk

    Worth it or wasted: Dade City sidewalk

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-04 01:50:57 GMT
    The Florida Department of Transportation just finished resurfacing a 5.2 mile stretch of Highway 301 just north of Dade City. The road includes a new bike trail as well, and runs from Pioneer Museum Road to Mosstown Road. There's also a sidewalk on both sides of the street that few people seem to use, and FDOT says it cost $625,000. Do you think the money spent for the sidewalk is worth it or a waste?Take our text poll:* Text HELP to 94465 for more info.* You will receive one reply message co...
    The Florida Department of Transportation just finished resurfacing a 5.2 mile stretch of Highway 301 just north of Dade City. The road includes a new bike trail as well, and runs from Pioneer Museum Road to Mosstown Road. There's also a sidewalk on both sides of the street that few people seem to use, and FDOT says it cost $625,000. Do you think the money spent for the sidewalk is worth it or a waste?Take our text poll:* Text HELP to 94465 for more info.* You will receive one reply message co...
  • Worth it or wasted: Enterprise Florida CEO bonus

    Worth it or wasted: Enterprise Florida CEO bonus

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:22:43 GMT
    The CEO of Enterprise Florida is Governor Rick Scott's right hand man when it comes to business development in Florida. Gray Swoope has created thousands of new jobs in the Sunshine State and is well paid for it. His annual salary is $275,000 dollars a year and he recently received a $120,000 bonus for a job well done. Do you think the money spent on the bonus is worth it or wasted?
    The CEO of Enterprise Florida is Governor Rick Scott's right hand man when it comes to business development in Florida. Gray Swoope has created thousands of new jobs in the Sunshine State and is well paid for it. His annual salary is $275,000 dollars a year and he recently received a $120,000 bonus for a job well done. Do you think the money spent on the bonus is worth it or wasted?
  • Researchers: more money needed to study mosquito control

    Researchers: more money needed to study mosquito control

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-08-26 02:39:18 GMT
    Every time you buy a new set of tires, you're putting a little money into Florida's Solid Waste Management Trust Fund, established by the state legislature. Most of the money is used for solid waste and recycling programs, but some is set aside for mosquito control.
    Every time you buy a new set of tires, you're putting a little money into Florida's Solid Waste Management Trust Fund, established by the state legislature. Most of the money is used for solid waste and recycling programs, but some is set aside for mosquito control.
  • Fire & police retirees to get bonus $9K check

    Fire & police retirees to get bonus $9K check

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:50:09 GMT
    Tampa police and firefighters are entitled to excellent pension benefits, but some are questioning if the benefits are a bit too generous.
    Tampa police and firefighters are entitled to excellent pension benefits, but some are questioning if the benefits are a bit too generous.
  • Small Town Justice

    Small Town Justice

    FOX 13's Doug Smith reports
    FOX 13's Doug Smith reports
  • 'Unfair' tax break has some up in arms

    'Unfair' tax break has some up in arms

    Amendment 7 was passed in 2006 to offer a discount on property tax for veterans wounded in combat. But some say others are taking advantage of the discounts, and the numbers add up.
    Amendment 7 was passed in 2006 to offer a discount on property tax for veterans wounded in combat. But some say others are taking advantage of the discounts, and the numbers add up.
  • City ignored crosswalk veneer guidelines

    City ignored crosswalk veneer guidelines

    Most of us realize crosswalks are the safest place to cross city streets. To help mark the area, Tampa started putting down a red-colored fake brick product.
    Most of us realize crosswalks are the safest place to cross city streets. To help mark the area, Tampa started putting down a red-colored fake brick product. Some people like the way it looks, while others call it road waste. No matter how you feel about, the product certainly is not built to last like bricks.
  • Who is looking out for policyholders?

    Who is looking out for policyholders?

    Wednesday, 29 Feb 2012, 11:03 PM EST2012-05-08 02:01:23 GMT
    Property insurance is a hot button topic in Tallahassee, and it is the function of the Office of Insurance Regulation to look out for homeowners to ensure fair rates.
    Property insurance is a hot button topic in Tallahassee, and it is the function of the Office of Insurance Regulation to look out for homeowners to ensure fair rates.
  • Florida farm calendar is dust

    Florida farm calendar is dust

    Friday, 24 Feb 2012, 11:39 PM EST2012-05-08 02:01:52 GMT
    A FOX 13 investigation exposed wasteful government spending for an online farm calendar, but now, as a direct result of our investigation, the calendar is being scrapped.
    A FOX 13 investigation exposed wasteful government spending for an online farm calendar, but now, as a direct result of our investigation, the calendar is being scrapped.
  • $8-million calendar unnecessary, farmers say

    $8-million calendar unnecessary, farmers say

    Farmers need to know when to water and when to fertilize. We want to know why the state is spending $8-million on a new calendar that will help them figure that out -- especially since farmers say they don't need it.
    Farmers need to know when to water and when to fertilize. We want to know why the state is spending $8-million on a new calendar that will help them figure that out -- especially since farmers say they don't need it.
  • Shiny new crosswalks: Safer or a waste?

    Shiny new crosswalks: Safer or a waste?

    Tampa is making dozens of crosswalks along W. Kennedy Boulevard in the Westshore area of the city more visible by installing a new textured product that looks like painted brick.  But opinions are mixed on the product.
    Tampa is making dozens of crosswalks along W. Kennedy Boulevard in the Westshore area of the city more visible by installing a new textured product that looks like painted brick.  But opinions are mixed on the product.
  • Couple sues after lotto ticket typo means no money

    Couple sues after lotto ticket typo means no money

    An Ocala couple thought they had won the lottery. But their spirits were crushed when they got the bad news: Their scratch-off ticket had a typo, so they did not win the half-million dollars.  It's a mistake the state knew...
    An Ocala couple thought they had won the lottery. But their spirits were crushed when they got the bad news: Their scratch-off ticket had a typo, so they did not win the half-million dollars.  It's a mistake the state knew...
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