Rocco Maglio

Once a Year Church

By ROCCO MAGLIO
[email protected]

Every year on All Souls Day, November 2nd at 10 am, a service is held at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Brooksville, Florida. That is the only service held in the church all year. The church is named after one of the patron saints of Poland, St. Stanislaus of Szczepanów.

All Souls Day is also referred to as the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed and the Day of the Dead. It is a day of remembrance for the souls of those who have passed on.

Constitutional Amendments on the General Election Ballot

by ROCCO MAGLIO
[email protected]

The Constitution of Florida is intended to establish rules for the government and as such generally does not get into specifics of regulations. Often the amendments intend to add very specific requirements to the constitution that may quickly become burdensome or outdated. This is why the legislature has continually made it more difficult to pass amendments to the state constitution.

For the sake of saving space, please refer to the sample ballot below for the exact wording of each amendment.

Fact Check: Are Hernando County taxes going up or down?

By ROCCO MAGLIO
[email protected]

Fact checks can be difficult as there are often valid arguments supporting different assessments. It often comes down to from whose perspective you look at the issue. If you look at it from a certain taxpayer, the average taxpayer, or the county budget you will receive different answers. It is further muddled by ad valorem taxes only being a third of the revenues that the county receives.