TALLAHASSEE — A proposed law that cleared the Florida Legislature on Wednesday should give local government entities — such as Miami-Dade Public Schools — faster access to their tax revenue and the ability to more accurately plan their annual budgets.
Officials with the Miami-Dade school district have, for years, complained that lengthy delays in tax collection short-change public schools by millions of dollars in funding.
And they finally have a solution that’s a step away from becoming law.
HB 499 unanimously passed both the House and Senate on Wednesday and now awaits Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.