Florida voters to decide tax breaks

TALLAHASSEE – As they elect a governor, a U.S. senator and numerous state and local officials, Florida voters in November will also decide whether to approve two property-tax measures. Lawmakers placed the proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot. One of those measures, which will appear on the ballot as Amendment 1, would prevent properties’ assessed values from going up because of improvements aimed at combating flooding. The other proposed tax break, which will appear as Amendment 3, would expand the homestead property-tax exemption for teachers, first responders and military members. Here are snapshots of the proposals: AMENDMENT 1 Amendment 1,

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