Jax “pension tax” bill moves to House special order calendar for Tuesday

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The next date to watch for the Discretionary Sales Surtax bill (CS/CS/SB 1652), Jacksonville’s attempt to extend its half-cent Better Jacksonville Plan tax through 2060, is Tuesday.

The “pension tax” bill, designed to address the city’s Unfunded Pension Liability, has been added to the Special Order Calendar.

Worth noting: Tia Mitchell noted in her reporting this week that the House version of the bill, and the changes made on the floor, will be carried over to the Senate iteration.

Also worth noting: Though unions are comfortable with the bill, as it stands, members of the Police and Fire Pension Fund Board of Trustees have expressed concerns outside of formal meetings.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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