PORT EVERGLADES PROPOSES TAX REBATES

PORT EVERGLADES PROPOSES TAX REBATES

Only a month away from facing its destiny at the polls, Port Everglades wants to hand out tax rebates.

Jim Kane, commissioner, last week announced the idea of refunding some of the $22 million Broward taxpayers spent in 1989 to help finance the seaport's expansion. He said the port is doing so well that it can afford the giveaway.On March 10, Broward voters will decide whether to keep the Port Everglades Commission or turn its responsibilities over to the Broward County government. The referendum was put on the ballot amid a federal investigation into corruption allegations at the port and three years of scrutiny about how the port spends the public's money.