School district tax rates key in Florida’s budget forecast

January 10, 2019 | Tampa Bay Times

For three years, the Florida Legislature has told school districts to reduce their property tax rates so their revenue would remain flat as assessed values rose.

They made one exception, allowing districts to benefit from the value of new construction.

As the state’s economy matures into a 10th year of continuous growth — one of the longest sustained such periods — lawmakers might want to reconsider their position.

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