RETURN ON INVESTMENT: J. Hyatt Bown bankrolled politician campaigns & now he's cashin' in big time at taxpayers' expense

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DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Chair Ed Kelley has led the cheers for giving away millions in taxpayer money to fund nearly half the cost of a 10-sory office building  for Brown and Brown Insurance, the seventh most lucrative insurance company on the planet.

in the Daytona Beach News-Journal just as he did fortaking cars off a stretch of the world's Most Fafor the use of millions in taxpayer monies to be use to pay nearly half the cost of a 10-story office building. 

Brown & Brown increased its brokerage revenues 15.6% to $1.57 billion in 2014, and in the process making it No. 7 in rankings of the world's largest brokers, according to Business Insurance, a trade pubication..

In fact, since 2011, Brown and Brown has generared annual renues o $1 billion or more since 2011. 


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