Gerdau Ameristeel won’t be the recipient of a specialized rate structure from utility JEA. That was the verdict JEA’s board handed down earlier this week, citing concerns that any reduction in Ameristeel’s rates would cause residential rates throughout the city to rise. Florida Times Union
Mickey Arison, the Carinval Cruises tycoon, is Florida’s wealthiest man, according to Forbes. The 61-year old Bal Harbour resident is worth a cool $4.1 billion. He’s followed by William Koch, a Palm Beach resident who made his billions in oil and other investments. Florida Times Union
HARDEEVILLE, S.C. – Bumper stickers in this small town at the southern tip of South Carolina proclaim “Jasper Port Now!” but it will likely take decades to develop a major container port in Jasper County on the South Carolina side of the Savannah River. Savannah Morning News
No Child Left Behind’s rising expectations are leaving behind more Kentucky public schools, with hundreds of schools failing to adequately to meet the math and reading standards required by the federal law.
The Republicans have a plan for governing, after all. Called the “Pledge to America,” the plan calls for repealing the health care law, extending tax cuts for the rich, freezing a wee bit of government spending, posting proposed bills online and citing the constitutional authority allowing any proposed legislation. Atlanta Journal Constitution
Miami-Dade County commissioners today stand at the precipice of political expections, staring at a $444 million hole in the budget that kicks in Oct. 1. Homeowners, businesses and those who most count on county services for the poor and elderly all have a vested interest. Miami Herald