If you throw away your pennies you may want to consider this: the one cent local option sales tax, on the ballot to be renewed this election cycle, adds up to hundreds of millions of dollars over ten years.
The vote is to approve a ten year expansion of the one cent LOST tax which is currently slated through 2017. That one penny adds up to pay for everything from drainage and transportation infrastructure to animal welfare and community centers.
Homes and condos on Pensacola and Navarre Beaches will remain on the tax rolls, after a pair of decisions Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody reports.
The seven justices upheld a 2011 appeals-court ruling in favor of the property appraisers and tax collectors in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. They said that not only can the structures be taxed, but so can the county-owned land underneath them.