Manatee County issues boil water notice
MANATEE -- The Manatee County Utilities Department issued a precautionary boil water notice Sunday for customers on 44th Avenue East from DeSoto Square Mall to 15th Street East.
Repair main break is scheduled for midnight until 9 a.m. Monday. Customers are advised all water for drinking or cooking should be boiled as a precaution after service is restored. A rolling boil of one minute is sufficient. As an alternative, bottled water may be used.
This precautionary notice will remain in effect until a bacteriological survey has shown the water to be safe, normally 24 to 48 hours. A notice will be issued when warning is lifted. Information: 941-792-8811, ext 5268.
Florida TaxWatch pushes Gov. Scott for more tax cuts
Dominic Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog, loves the state tax holiday.
"Florida TaxWatch commends Gov. Scott for including an extended 10-day sales tax holiday in his budget for fiscal year 2014-15," Calabro said. "An unprecedented sales tax holiday of this size will help Florida families by reducing their tax burden up to an estimated $60 million next year."
Calabro said TaxWatch wants cost-saving recommendations used from its report, "Modern Management & Sensible Savings," which outlines more than $1 billion in potential savings for Florida taxpayers.
"The implementation of these and other cost-saving measures allow our government to continue providing quality services for citizens while easing the burden on all of Florida's taxpayers," Calabro said in a press release. "With increased adoption of cost savings in Florida's budget, lawmakers could further extend the sales tax holiday or even reduce the state's overall sales tax rate."
-- Herald staff reports