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Two years later, art for 'Taj Mahal' courthouse still a matter of dispute



Some say art is in the eye of the beholder.

In this case, who's deciding could wind up costing — or saving — taxpayers $357,000.

State officials are once again fighting over how to decorate Tallahassee's new 1st District Court of Appeal building.

On one side is the Department of Management Services, which wants permission to spend $357,000 on framed photographs for the courthouse walls.

On the other is Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. And he's having none of it.

Story here.

[Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2012 6:08pm]


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