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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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 Saying Neptune Beach “works on fumes,” the mayor is suggesting raising taxes to make up a budget shortfall. Read more

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 Alachua County residents this month will get their final say about the county budget for fiscal year 2012-13, which will leave the County Commission a tough choice between raising property taxes or making deep program cuts the following year. Read more

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 County commissioners barely managed Thursday to get the unanimous vote needed to tentatively raise one property tax rate about 57 percent to continue providing fire service in the unincorporated Dunedin area. Read more

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 Supporters of an increase in property taxes for Seminole County schools Thursday kicked off their campaign to win voter approval, with former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy leading the drive. Read more

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 Atlantic Beach has backed off of an earlier proposal to raise the property tax rate as the City Commission heads into their first public budget hearing Monday. Read more

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 Flagler Beach property owners will likely see a bump in their property tax rate this year, though property values fell by about 5 percent citywide. Read more

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 Putting the brakes on another property tax rate increase could have damaging consequences for Palm Beach County roads. Read more

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 Two hearings at Lakeland City Hall are scheduled to discuss a possible 12 percent property tax rate increase, a 3.8 percent wastewater fee increase or a combination of both. Read more

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