Taxes

Waiting to address climate change could cost taxpayers in coastal cities — particularly in highly vulnerable Florida — in a way that not even the most progressive resiliency planners have considered.

Florida levies a tax on communications services—things like cable and cell phones, but also streaming services.  Now one lawmaker wants to carve out internet video from the tax.

Property Tax Money Could Be Key In Education Budget

Dec 8, 2017

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart told a Senate budget panel Thursday that funding would be “woefully short” next year if lawmakers do not use an increase in property tax collections to support schools.

Local university professors are pushing against the Republican tax overhaul that’s moving through Congress, saying the legislation will irreparably harm graduate education.

Three professors from Florida International University and a peer from the University of Miami visited Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s office earlier this week to share their concerns about the plan.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott during his final year in office wants fees and taxes cut by $180 million.

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