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New House bill would make it harder for local governments to raise taxes

 A new bill advanced in the State House today making it harder for local Florida governments to raise property taxes. 
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A Florida House panel signs off on a tax plan

The Florida House Ways & Means Committee approved a proposed $647.3 million tax-cut package with breaks to businesses and shoppers.

Crisis of the US Courts, Florida Inflation

The United States courts are key to the system of checks and balances. We are witnessing a court reverse progress on settled law. Is there a crisis of the courts? A constitutional crisis? Also, inflation...
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Bill to make it more difficult for cities and counties to hike property taxes continues moving through the Florida House

The Florida House continued moving forward with a bill that could make it harder for cities and counties to approve property tax increases.

State legislature discusses the cost of tax breaks on affordable living spaces

The state Revenue Estimating Conference considered the cost of HB 1299, a proposal regarding affordable living spaces, on Friday.
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Tax credits proposed for child care in Florida

A proposal to provide tax breaks to businesses that operate child-care facilities for employees got support Monday in the Florida House.
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New House bill would make it harder for local governments to raise taxes

 A new bill advanced in the State House today making it harder for local Florida governments to raise property taxes. 
Buying school supplies during the tax holiday

Florida’s 2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

Florida’s 2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ends January 14th. Here are the details, according to the Florida Dept. of Revenue's website.

The State of Our State’s Public Education Today

What is the state of public education in Florida today, with Norin Dollard, Senior Policy Analyst / Florida KIDS COUNT Director, Florida Policy Institute, and Damaris Allen, Executive Director of Families for Strong Public...
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Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether Hillsborough County Aviation Authority properties should be tax-exempt

The properties were leased to private businesses for such things as fixed-base operations, aircraft maintenance and repair and fueling.
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Pinellas Commissioner Charlie Justice wants more details on Rays funding proposal

Pinellas County Commissioner Charlie Justice wants to see more details about the proposed tax subsidies for a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark before he commits to voting for it, he said Tuesday on WMNF WaveMakers...
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Wed., September 20, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

  Rays stadium The Tampa Bay Rays announced that they are staying in St. Petersburg. Yesterday the team laid out plans for a new stadium at the site of Tropicana Field. However, taxpayers are wondering...
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Clearwater Republican State Representative Ed Hooper proposes a yearly tax on electric vehicle owners in Florida

Under Ed Hooper's bill, Florida electric vehicle owners would pay a registration fee aimed at helping make up for lost gas-tax dollars.

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