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Tax Increase Hits Vero Beach

The vote to increase taxes had been a tie but with all five council members present they voted to increase their take of what is yours. The council also approved a $22 million budget, which includes a 3 percent raise for all employees, by a 4-1 vote. Turner, who was the lone dissenting vote, said […]

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Vero Beach is bankrupt without the Vero Beach utilities ripoff

Vero Beach May Need to Consider Bankruptcy

by Dom Armentano It’s no secret that the 34,800 customers of Vero Beach Utilities have long paid electric rates that are far higher than those charged by Florida Power & Light. Since April 2011, for example, the cumulative “overcharge” due to the higher rates has amounted to a staggering $100 million dollars. That this makes […]

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Government Bureaucrats Economically Rapes Indian River for Perpetuity

Government bureaucrats from the state sided with local overlords to grant monopoly privilege to the Vero Beach electric services though 62% of the people live outside the city and most of whom want the freedom to choose a provider than be stuck with a monopoly. The jackassedness of these bureaucrats is shown in this statement. […]

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Murphy Champions All Aboard Florida in 2013

All Aboard Florida’s FRA Roadshow Makes Stops in PSL and Vero

The All Aboard Florida FRA roadshow hit the Vero Beach and Port St. Lucie last week.  The good news is that less people showed up than in Martin County. Only 279 people signed in at Port St. Lucie and only 30 provided their comments to the FRA. Vero Beach had more with 462 people signing […]

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