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 This page contains a summary of Amendment nine, which will be on the November ballot in Florida's Presidential General Election. Read more

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 Would provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by local governments on tangible personal property that's value is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. Read more

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 Mayor Bill Foster's proposed fire protection fee has flamed out, and now the real work begins. The St. Petersburg City Council appropriately rejected the regressive fire fee Thursday night and voted to raise the property tax rate. But to be really good stewards of the taxpayers' money, the council members now have to go through the mayor's proposed budget and find more savings before deciding exactly how much to raise property taxes. Read more

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 By cutting corners, Carrabelle city commissioners plan to increase the millage rate by a half-mill, from 8.27 to 8.77 mills, and expect some homeowners may actually see a decrease in their tax bills. Read more

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 Apalachicola plans to lower its millage rate during the upcoming fiscal year, and grant employees up to a 3 percent pay hike. Read more

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 The countywide public library district's property tax rate essentially will remain flat in the upcoming fiscal year. Read more

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 When Gil Oren chose to appeal his property tax bill last year he had little faith. Read more

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 Lake commissioners could be shutting down the county’s public bus service and cutting library and park hours as part of a last-minute push to reduce property taxes. Read more

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 Expect an uptick in water and sewer bills, but no increase in the property tax rate next year. Read more

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 The Bradenton City Council adopted an approximately $101.3 million budget on Wednesday and set the property tax rate at 5.4356 for fiscal year 2012-13. Read more

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 Florida voters will have a chance to vote on a series of targeted property tax breaks when they go to the polls on Nov. 6. The property tax amendments, if approved, would reduce local taxes by nearly $2 billion over the next four years, according to The News Service of Florida/Herald Tribune. Read more 

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 In his weekly forecast, Mayor Bill Foster laid out what his recommendations to the city council will be on Thursday during the public hearing for the 2013 budget. Read more

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 The last opportunity for public comment on Bay County’s fiscal year 2013 budget — which includes cuts to road maintenance, personnel and the Sheriff’s Office — will be at 5:01 p.m. Thursoday in the Bay County Government Center. Read more

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 Florida voters in November will face a flurry of proposed amendments to reduce property tax levies for groups ranging from first-time homebuyers to disabled veterans, while preventing increases on those whose homes lose value. Read more

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 Panama City residents will likely pay a higher property tax rate this year. Read more

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 The Fort Myers Beach Fire District Board of Commissioners made short work in adopting the tentative millage rate and budget for fiscal year 2012-13. Read more

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 Santa Rosa County is offering a property tax rebate of $78,000 to a company in Pace if it expands its employment by 26 employees. Read more

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 The City Commission tentatively adopted a $6 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year on first reading Wednesday, that includes a property tax rate increase. Read more

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The Florida Keys Mosquito Control board - outside of Commissioner Phil Goodman -has made it clear it's willing to raise taxes next fiscal year in an effort to balance the budget and curb precipitous declines in cash reserves over recent years. Read more

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 It’s been a familiar and recurring complaint, but also an inaccurate one: that property taxes keep going up. They don’t. For most people, property taxes fell this year.  Read more

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