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  • Taylor Takes Seat On County Commission

     
    New Palm Beach County Commissioner Priscilla Taylor was sworn into office this morning. Taylor replaces former Commissioner Addie Greene, who resigned in April citing health reasons. Taylor, a Democrat, gave up a re-election bid to the Florida House of...
  • Abrams Willing To Lose $1 Million Fund To Ease Budget Crunch

     
    Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams plans to put his district discretionary money where his mouth is when it comes to cutting the budget. Abrams on Monday announced that he would give up the more than $1 million in his......
  • Baranello gets no jail time

     
    Stephen Baranello, who helped engineer Steve Levy's rise to county executive only to crash almost immediately on corruption charges, was sentenced Friday but got no jail time. Baranello received 5 years probation and 840 hours of community service....
  • Commissioner Abrams wants more budget cuts, outsourcing

     
    County Commissioner Steven Abrams said today he favors deeper cuts in the county budget and more outsourcing as ways to tackle the large deficit. To avoid a tax increase, county commissioners would have to slash $70 million. Abrams was in......
  • Cold cash: Ex-congressman convicted

     
    by Richard Simon Former Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), who gained national attention after federal agents found $90,000 in his freezer, was convicted Wednesday of political corruption. Jefferson, 62, was found guilty in federal court in Alexandria,...
  • Producers found guilty in Thai film festival bribery case

     
    In a big win for the federal government that could open Hollywood up to more investigations regarding overseas business, producers Gerald and Patricia Green were found guilty late Friday on charges of bribery and money laundering related to their running....
  • Federal corruption probe lands in Broward

     
    And now it looks like it???s Broward???s turn. A long-rumored and long-awaited federal probe into political corruption looks like it???s finally bearing fruit. With reports of arrests swirling, a noon news conference has been scheduled at the U.S....
  • Dueling corruption reforms in Palm Beach County could help address Broward County scandals

     
    A federal corruption probe, South Florida elected officials arrested, scandals rocking county government ... and for once in a long while it wasn???t in Palm Beach County. As new corruption scandals rocked Broward County government Wednesday, Palm Beach...
  • Follow the money for watchdog independence, McAuliffe says

     
    Money can mean independence for Palm Beach County???s proposed corruption watchdog, according to State Attorney Michael McAuliffe. Corruption scandals plaguing local government in recent years prompted a state grand jury review, led by McAuliffe, that...
  • Stepping aside from Ritter/Portner case was right move by judge

     
    To get a sense of what an insular world Broward politics is, just consider Tuesday???s alleged gun incident involving Broward mayor Stacy Ritter and her father, Edward Portner. When Ritter opened the door to her Parkland home and saw her......
  • FBI antics: Bad manners or good undercover work?

     
    Is it appropriate, reasonable or ethical for an undercover FBI agent to use a legitimate business as a prop in a sting operation without its knowledge or consent? I ask because that appears to have happened in the FBI???s corruption......
  • Aaronson wants felons to fess up before winning county appointments

     
    Felons should have to come clean if they want a seat on a Palm Beach County committee or advisory board, according to Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson. Volunteers being considered for appointment by the commission would have to disclose......