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Commissioner's motion to fire city manager fails, but critics calling for investigation

City Manager Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark was in the hot seat Wednesday, with some commissioners saying she should lose her job over what critics are calling a "million-dollar mistake" made by her staff.
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Jameis Winston  has been suspended for the first half of No. 1 FSU's game Saturday after making a sexually lewd comment on the Florida State campus Tuesday.
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function changeText(){ var userInput = document.getElementById('userInput').value; var userCounty = document.getElementById('county-list').value; var salesTaxRate = .06; var userInput = userInput.replace(",","") var isItANumber = isNaN(userInput); //Sets proper tax rate if it's not the state's default 6%. //6.5% counties if (userCounty == "Bay" || userCounty == "Hernando" || userCounty == "Manatee" || userCounty == "Orange" || userCounty == "St. Lucie" || userCounty == "Santa Rosa" || userCounty == "Volusia") { salesTaxRate = .065; } //7% counties if (userCounty == "Miami-Dade" || userCounty == "Baker" || userCounty == "Bradford" || userCounty == "Charlotte" || userCounty == "Clay" || userCounty == "Columbia" || userCounty == "DeSoto" || userCounty == "Dixie" || userCounty == "Duval" || userCounty == "Flagler" || userCounty == "Franklin" || userCounty == "Gilchrist" || userCounty == "Glades" || userCounty == "Gulf" || userCounty == "Hamilton" || userCounty == "Hardee" || userCounty == "Hendry" || userCounty == "Highlands" || userCounty == "Hillsborough" || userCounty == "Holmes" || userCounty == "Indian River" || userCounty == "Jefferson" || userCounty == "Lafayette" || userCounty == "Lake" || userCounty == "Levy" || userCounty == "Nassau" || userCounty == "Okeechobee" || userCounty == "Osceola" || userCounty == "Pasco" || userCounty == "Pinellas" || userCounty == "Polk" || userCounty == "Putnam" || userCounty == "Sarasota" || userCounty == "Sumter" || userCounty == "Suwanee" || userCounty == "Taylor" || userCounty == "Union" || userCounty == "Wakulla" || userCounty == "Walton" || userCounty == "Washington") { salesTaxRate = .07; } //7.5% counties if (userCounty == "Calhoun" || userCounty == "Escambia" || userCounty == "Gadsden" || userCounty == "Jackson" || userCounty == "Leon" || userCounty == "Liberty" || userCounty == "Madison" || userCounty == "Monroe") { salesTaxRate = .075; } if (userInput >= 0 && userInput 1500) { document.getElementById('tax-holiday-message-container').innerHTML = " Savings: $90 (NOTE: The tax exemption applies only to the first $1,500 you spend.) "; } if (isItANumber || userInput #tax-holiday-container, #tax-holiday-container p, #tax-holiday-container div, #tax-holiday-container span { font-style: normal !important; } #tax-holiday-container { font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; color: #000 !important; font-size: 13px !important; padding: 15px 20px 20px 20px; border: 10px solid #DFDFDF; } #tax-holiday-headline { font-size: 20px !important; font-weight: bold; } #tax-holiday-message { background-color: #DFDFDF; font-weight: bold; padding: 12px; font-size: 16px; margin: 14px 0; } #tax-holiday-error-text { color: #CC2900 !important; font-weight: bold; } #calculator-credit { text-align: right; font-size: 8px !important; margin-top: 5px; width: 50%; clear:both; float: right; } @media (max-width: 480px) { .calculator-thumbnail { display: table; margin: 0 auto 8px auto; } } @media (min-width: 480px) { .calculator-thumbnail { margin: 0 0 8px 8px; float: right; } } Calculator: How Much Will I Save? Florida is having its first-ever tax holiday for Energy Star and WaterSense products from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 19-21 . For items on the state's list [PDF] costing more than $500, only one of each item may be purchased tax-free. The exemption is limited to the first $1,500 spent. How much is the product you're interested in? $ What county do you live in? [Select a County] Alachua Baker Bay Bradford Brevard Broward Calhoun Charlotte Citrus Clay Collier Columbia DeSoto Dixie Duval Escambia Flagler Franklin Gadsden Gilchrist Glades Gulf Hamilton Hardee Hendry Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Holmes Indian River Jackson Jefferson Lafayette Lake Lee Leon Levy Liberty Madison Manatee Marion Martin Miami-Dade Monroe Nassau Okaloosa Okeechobee Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk Putnam Santa Rosa Sarasota Seminole St. Johns St. Lucie Sumter Suwannee Taylor Union Volusia Wakulla Walton Washington CREDIT: Danny Sanchez (Sun Sentinel/Orlando Sentinel) SOURCE: Florida Department of Revenue

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