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Taj Mahal timeline: How a $50 million courthouse got in the budget but stayed off the radar -

Documents were obtained from the 1st District Court of Appeal, the Florida Department of. The story of the Taj Mahal is told in documents — e-mail, minutes of court conferences and building committee meetings, and a trove of other records. Over the next four years — often in secret — it turned into a building fit for royalty and a multimillion dollar debt taxpayers will pay down for 30 years. As the country headed toward the worst recession in years, the Florida Legislature handed $50 million to judges to build a courthouse now branded the Taj Mahal. Source: