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They're the words no one ever wants to hear. Property taxes are one step away from going up for those who live in the City of Orlando. City leaders are expected to approve a 17.7 percent increase at their budget hearing on Monday night. Read More

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Brevard School Board members adopted the 2014-15 budget and tax rate at the final budget hearing Thursday, including one of the lowest property tax rates in recent school district history. Read More

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How to ruin your three-day Labor Day weekend: Get in a fight at a convenience store while drunk, continue the fight even when police intervene, fight the police officer trying to arrest you, knock his radio microphone from his shoulder, get pepper-sprayed, then rub some of the pepper spray in the officer's face Read More

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Gov. Rick Scott is promising Florida voters a $1 billion package of tax and fee cuts in a second term, including new limits on property tax increases and another cut in auto tag fees. Read More

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 Lake County commissioners voted 3 to 2, with commissioners Leslie Campione and Welton Cadwell dissenting, to reduce the 18 percent increase in property taxes next fiscal year to 11.4 percent. Read More

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Your property tax rate is sure to increase next year.  Commissioners will be diverting roughly 85% of new tax revenue increases to beautification projects and shopping malls in just 10% of the county. Read more

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I<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap--> n late July, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase the property tax millage rate by 18 percent to fund raises for county employees, the purchase of new vehicles, expansion of parks and more money for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap-->  Read More

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Lake County taxes are set to go up as much as 18 percent. County commissioners aproved the tentative millage increase Tuesday. Read More

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Florida’s greenbelt tax classification is a smart, effective way to ensure that increasing property taxes don’t force farms and ranches to sell out. Read More

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New government data show that natural gas distribution has undergone significant growth in recent years — a trend that could benefit Marion County’s tax coffers. Read More

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A state performance audit of county boards that hear property tax appeals by unhappy homeowners and businesses says appeals appear to have been rigged by local government officials who are more interested in safeguarding tax revenues than fairly valuing real estate. Read More

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Miami-Dade County’s property tax base expanded 6.5 percent from last year, the biggest gain since the historic real estate crash crippled the region’s economy and sent local governments scrambling to make ends meet. Read More

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American Strategic Insurance is looking to be the first company to take advantage of a local property tax exemption program approved by voters in 2011. Read More

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 It’s easy to find home- and land-owner information on the website of Miami-Dade’s Property Appraiser, with a notable exception: the house where the county’s elected property appraiser lives. Read More

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 Sun West Acquisition, the company that owns land where the SunWest Harbourtowne luxury resort is planned, owes Pasco County more than $53,000 in back taxes. Read More

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 Let’s get it over with, Brevard, and cut property taxes in half for all industrial property. Read More

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