Broward Schools & Property Tax Edition: Capitol to Courthouse Headliners–October 8

Oct 8, 2010


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Class-size amendment to go to Florida voters

Union’s challenge to the measure turned aside by state Supreme Court

Voters will be able to decide whether to roll back the state’s class-size requirements under a unanimous decision issued Thursday by the Florida Supreme Court.


Property tax increase in Broward allows district to meet class-size limits

There are class size limits for each district in the state of Florida, but until now they could not be met. If you’re a homeowner, you’ve noticed an increase in your property taxes.


Palm Beach County raises tax rate to offset lower property value

During South Florida’s housing boom, the token trimming of property tax rates became commonplace for elected officials trying to build goodwill with tax-weary constituents.


Survey shows Floridians support tax increases

Most Floridians would support tax increases for public schools and health and human services even in these troubled economic times, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Pew Center on the States.


Opinion:  Floridians must face property tax reality 

The articles and letters stating we have a property tax problem because tax bills have slightly increased in a down economy for long-time homeowners are intriguing if not outright ridiculous.


Broward School District hires 487 new teachers

The Broward School District hired 487 new teachers at its Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. Nearly 1,000 pre-registered candidates were present.


Broward school district lodges complaint against teachers union

In an unusual move, the Broward school district filed a complaint against the teachers union over an inability to discuss employee contracts

Complaining that it is ”boxed into a corner,” the Broward County school district has filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the Broward Teachers Union with the state board over a failure to discuss 2010-11 employee contracts.


South Florida Water Management District’s cash tight

Property values hit budget hard

The South Florida Water Management District’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-11 has one important thing going for it: Property taxes throughout the district’s 16 counties will not be raised.


Brevard schools ask to keep property tax

The Brevard school district over the next month will host presentations for voters curious about November ballot language on a school property tax.


Rick Scott Promises Property Tax Cuts

Both Gubernatorial Candidates Focus On Finances

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott spoke about property taxes and insurance to a crowd in Miami-Dade County.


Central Florida governments cut jobs, benefits to avoid raising taxes

Fallen property values again mean less revenue for most Central Florida cities and counties

Local governments throughout Central Florida are bracing for a third consecutive year of tighter budgets as the tax revenue they depend on is reduced by falling property values.


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