Make us your home page

Bay Buzz

The staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Pasco budget crisis solved - in Zimbabwe

Pasco County Commissioner Michael Cox recently returned from a vacation in Africa -- and jokingly brought back a soZimbabwe_billlution the county's spending shortfall from property tax cuts. Property taxes in Pasco are estimated to be down $17-million when the proposed budget comes out next Tuesday.

Cox, a Democrat, kept a $5-billion bill from Zimbabwe (drastic inflation prompted the country to print the high value currency).

"The budget problems are solved," he quipped.

-- David DeCamp/Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:29am]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours