Tag: 1st District Court of Appeals

Peter SchorschJune 26, 2018

It’s only been eight years since Tallahassee’s “Taj Mahal” courthouse scandal made headlines, sparking an investigation into the state’s decision to fund a lavish $48 million building for the 1st District Court of Appeals. Granite counter tops, flat screen TVs and framed artwork were among the building’s high-end amenities. Now, it appears another Taj Mahal, […]

Michael MolineAugust 26, 2016

Close to 100,000 Florida children have secured scholarships to attend private schools this year through the state’s school-choice programs for low-income families. Florida Tax Credit Scholarships will allow 92,126 students to attend 1,665 private schools, according to Step Up For Students, one of two nonprofit organizations administering the program. That represented a 13,462-student gain over […]

Jim RosicaApril 13, 2016

State regulators say they will no longer tax do-it-yourself cigar wrappers, or “blunt wraps,” a tobacco product perhaps better known as one used to smoke marijuana. That cost – a combination of an excise tax and surcharge that comes to a whopping 85 percent – was only paid by wholesalers, but the cost was passed to consumers. The decision by the […]

Ryan RayMay 13, 2015

The 1st District Court of Appeal on Wednesday heard arguments from plaintiffs in their attempt to operate slot machines at a horse racing facility in Gretna. Gretna Creek Entertainment wants to overturn Attorney General Pam Bondi‘s opinion that invalidated the results of a 2012 Gadsden County referendum to allow the slot machines. Justices also heard from an attorney from Bondi’s […]

Ryan RayMay 13, 2015

The Tallahassee-based 1st District Court of Appeals will hear arguments Wednesday afternoon regarding whether or not the Gadsden County pari-mutuel facility Gretna Gaming should be issued a state license to operate new slot machines. More than 62 percent of voters there approved a county-wide referendum in 2012 that would allow slots at the Gretna quarter horse racing facility […]


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