Florida lawmakers approve $1.8 billion in bond package

WASHINGTON – Florida lawmakers approved a $1 billion bond package for the state’s tourism industry Tuesday, a major step toward the state becoming the first to recover more than $1 trillion in losses due to Hurricane Matthew.The legislation, which also boosts the state minimum wage, was approved by the state Senate in a 26-16 vote,

How to find property tax info for Maryland, Virginia, Virginia Beach

When Marysville-based attorney James Lipsky got a call from the Virginia Department of Taxation last week, he knew he had to take action.Lipsky, a former state tax attorney who worked for former U.S. Sen. Bob Barr (R-Va.), has been tracking the state’s property tax history for nearly a decade.He had to do more than just