Times Article From Weekend About "Affordable Fun" in South Florida Already Outdated
But let's hope the tourists buy their tickets fast. The article, which ran with a picturesque scene of fishermen on Anglin's Pier, did not mention that the state has to close a $3 billion budget hole and that among the possibilities is a $15 license to fish off a pier. These kinds of obscure fees are a more politically viable alternative to straightforward means of raising state dollars from taxing tourists -- such as hiking the bed tax or increasing the surcharge for renting a car. Those two efforts were met with swift and deadly opposition earlier in the legislative session.