Commissioners make connections at White House

Pasco County commissioners Kathryn Starkey and Jack Mariano attended a special White House conference to promote communications between the state’s county commissions and federal agencies. The Florida County Commissioners’ White House Conference met on July 27, and included about 120 county commissioners and staff from all over the state. It was the second in what is planned as a series of … [Read more...]

Tax holiday for Energy Star, WaterSense products

This weekend might be the perfect time to get that appliance you've been waiting for. This year's tax holiday on appliances certified by Energy Star or WaterSense begins just after midnight Sept. 19, and run through the end of the day Sept. 21. During the period, no sales tax or local option taxes will be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of a new qualifying Energy Star or … [Read more...]

Demand for gas is dropping, taking prices with it

In any given day in the United States, drivers pump 369 million gallons of gasoline into their vehicles, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If cars could travel in space, and get 20 miles per gallon, that would be enough to travel to the moon and back — more than 15,000 times. Since 1990, the price of gas has skyrocketed 184 percent, from a national average of $1.24, … [Read more...]