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‘Bed tax’ fight goes to state supreme court

‘Bed tax’ fight goes to state supreme court

By Jim Saunders News Service of Florida A battle about whether Airbnb and similar vacation-rental platforms are required to collect and send in county tourist-development taxes could be decided by the Florida Supreme Court. Palm Beach County Tax Collector Anne Gannon is asking justices to take up the issue after a divided appeals court ruled […]

Building, budgets taking the COVID-19 hit

Building, budgets taking the COVID-19 hit

Santa Rosa County’s budget finally returned to pre-Great Recession levels this fiscal year. Now, the county’s bottom line is likely in jeopardy again due to a worldwide pandemic. Officials had just begun the process of setting budget priorities for the 2020-2021 budget year when the first reports of COVID-19 in the U.S. started rolling in. […]

Views clash on details of beach path upgrade

Views clash on details of beach path upgrade

Navarre Beach’s multiuse path could be seeing a makeover, but just what that will look like is up for debate before the Tourist Development Council (TDC) this week. County Tourist Development Director Julie White has proposed redoing “islands” along the path that runs parallel to Gulf Boulevard for nearly the entire length of Navarre Beach. […]

Tough Mudder misses contract deadline

Tough Mudder misses contract deadline

The deadline passed weeks ago for Tough Mudder Inc. to file an economic impact study that documents how Santa Rosa County benefited from its April 9-10 event in Milton. Although submission of the study is required before the county gives the company $80,000 in support money, Tough Mudder nevertheless sent an invoice to Tourist Office […]