Tag: pension tax referendum

A.G. GancarskiAugust 24, 2016
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5min185
What if someone called a press conference and Jacksonville City Council “public comment” broke out? That was the scene Wednesday as a half-dozen opponents of County Referendum 1 — the so-called “pension tax” vote, which would extend a current half-cent sales tax past its current sunset date in 2030 and devote it to the $2.85 billion […]

A.G. GancarskiAugust 23, 2016
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3min175
If County Referendum 1 passes in Jacksonville, unlocking a sales tax extension dedicated to the city’s $2.8 billion unfunded pension liability, Mayor Lenny Curry says collective bargaining could be done within months. “My plan is to have it done by spring,” Curry told a crowd at the Chamber’s ImpactJax event Monday evening. The timeframe is intended, Curry […]


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