As we all suspected the big feature in the PNJ is on property taxes and local budgets. The Money section reminds us that there are a few more days to save sales tax on hurricane items. I am disappointed Corona has not been declared a hurricane-preparedness item. Health section tells women to get their men to the doctor. Other than that, you’re out of luck if you want to read about the Escambia fire safety, human trafficking or Luke McCoy’s return.
The Daily News (FWB) has the results of Sen. Don Gaetz’s tax survey, which I might respect if he hadn’t used gulf1.com to distribute it in this area.
News Herald (PC): Bay County is awaiting the outcome of a lawsuit between School Superintendent James McCalister and the school board. The school board had overruled his transferring of a principal. If McCalister loses, it could have a ripple effect throughout the state. Read School case splits support.
St. Petersburg Times kicks off a two part series on people moving there. The paper’s analysis of IRS data from 1999-2000 and 2004-05 shows that by 2005, west-central Florida had become a magnet for transplants from not just the vast majority of metro areas across the country but from every other major metro in Florida. Read From near and far .
Miami Herald takes more international view and focuses on blacks in Latin American countries. The article is A rising voice.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel focuses on the impact of retail theft on Florida businesses:Retail crime costs Florida stores at least $3 billion a year, and you pay the cost
Orlando Herald writes on integration in its neighborhoods: It’s instant integration in Central Florida
Tampa Tribune’s cover story is on the possibility of a state income tax: The Third Rail: Income Tax
It’s your call. How does our local daily’s Sunday edition stack up with the other major cities in the state?