Property Tax Breaks Supported For Police, Teachers, MilitaryThe Florida House on Thursday unanimously passed a proposal that would ask voters to increase homestead property-tax exemptions for first responders, teachers and military members, with the issue expected to go before a key Senate committee Monday.
Florida Property Tax Breaks Move Through HouseThe Florida House continued moving forward Monday with a proposal that would provide an increased homestead property-tax exemption for classroom teachers, members of the military and first responders who have toiled through the coronavirus pandemic.
Property Tax Fight Goes To Florida Supreme CourtThe Sarasota County property appraiser has gone to the Florida Supreme Court in a dispute about whether a resident was entitled to a full homestead property-tax exemption after renting two bedrooms to tenants.
Referendum 362: Higher Taxes For Teacher Raises, School Security PassesReferendum 362 has passed. Miami-Dade County Public Schools has received the financial boost it was looking for from voters to help pay for teacher raises and school security.
Miami-Dade Schools Seek Financial Boost From Voters For Teacher Raises, School SecurityMiami-Dade County Public Schools is looking for a financial boost from voters on Election Day to help pay for teacher raises and school security.
Some Homeowners Scrambling To Pre-Pay 2018 Property TaxesAmericans hoping to save some money on their next tax bill are trying to hurry up and hand over money before the new year.
Miami Beach Approves Slight Tax Decrease If you live on Miami Beach, you will pay a little less on your taxes next fiscal year.
A Chance To Reduce Your Property TaxMiami-Dade homeowners seeking to reduce their property tax may soon find an easy answer.
Amendment 4 Could Shift Tax BurdenFlorida voters will have their say on 11 constitutional amendments during November's general election. Of all the amendments, Amendment 4 could have the most impact on Florida's voters.
Miami May Avoid Marlins Property TaxThe Florida House of Representatives denied an amendment that would have forced Miami to keep a possible $2 million property tax for Marlins Park.
Miami-Dade Commissioners Hold First Public Hearing For BudgetMiami-Dade County commissioners will hold the first of two public hearings on Thursday to get input about the budget. The county board is set to revisit that decision as they take up the budget for the coming year.
Hollywood Commission Sets Pension Reform ReferendumAs city employees shouted in anger, the Hollywood city commission unanimously passed three ordinances freezing pension plans for city employees and setting up new plans with potentially lower future payoffs. They also set a September referendum to take the changes to the voters unless they can work out a deal with employees first.
Layoffs Loom For S. Fla. Water Management DistrictCounties across South Florida are getting ready to slash jobs and benefits due to budget shortfalls, now the South Florida Water Management District is about to do the same.
Scott Signs Property Tax Cuts Into LawGovernor Rick Scott has signed a bill that will cut property taxes paid to state water management districts. But, while some taxpayers may get a refund, it will come at a cost in jobs.
Fla. Senate Property Insurance Package PassesA wide ranging property insurance bill that re-enacts major portions of a bill vetoed by a former governor last year passed the Senate on Thursday over objections from lawmakers in areas that have seen lots of sinkhole claims.