Florida Realtors kick off ‘Amendment 2 is for Everybody’ campaign

Florida Realtors officially kicked off its campaign to pass Amendment 2, which gives voters the chance to make a 10 percent cap on annual non-homestead property tax increases permanent. The initiative will appear on the 2018 general election ballot. Prior to the 10 percent cap, if the value of a business owner’s property increased significantly… View

Florida Legislature 2017: What passed and what failed

State legislators filed about 1,900 bills in the 2017 session. Only 12.6 percent, or 234 bills, were passed by both the House and Senate chambers. As of Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott has signed 20 bills. TAX CAP EXTENSION (PASSED): Places the extension of a tax cap on non-homestead properties on the November 2018 ballot. The… View

House OKs Non-Homestead cap for constitutional amendment

Meanwhile, Florida voters next year definitely will decide whether to extend a tax cap on the values of non-homestead properties. The Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a proposed constitutional amendment (HJR 21) that was passed last month by the House. The measure will go on the November 2018 ballot. Voters in 2008 approved a constitutional… View