The dispute could not be more stark. Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Senate have pushed to allow local tax collections to rise with the increasing value of property, as a way to grow education funding. Just leaving the tax rate alone looks to generate about a half-billion dollars more for local coffers. House leadership has steadfastly rejected the notion, not with a “no” but a “hell, no,”. They contend a higher tax bill means a tax increase, even if the rate has not gone up. And they’re all about decreasing taxes.
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