Tag: pension tax

A.G. GancarskiAugust 3, 2016
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Running the risk of courting controversy with the local press, and perhaps some friction with Democrats and independents ahead of the Aug. 30 pension tax referendum, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry served as master of ceremonies at the Donald Trump rally Wednesday in front of a crowd of roughly 8,000 Trump supporters, which filled out further after his portion […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 26, 2016
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14min229
On Monday evening, as the eyes of most Jacksonville Democrats were glued to their TV screens to see Philadelphia’s drama, a more local event, with more relevance in terms of local representation, was off television and in a local church. Candidates in Jacksonville’s House District 13, where incumbent Reggie Fullwood has drawn three primary challengers and […]

A.G. GancarskiJuly 15, 2016
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3min171
The highlight of the most recent campaign finance report for “Yes for Jacksonville” was on the spending side. The political committee is promoting a yes vote on the Aug. 30 referendum to extend a current half-cent sales tax to address the unfunded pension liability. There was $150,000 committed to media advertising, part of a $193,000 spend that […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 22, 2016
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2min170
FloridaPolitics.com had a look last week at the numbers behind Jacksonville’s “pension tax” bill, designed to repurpose/extend the Better Jacksonville Plan half-cent sales tax. With the bill on the House Special Order calendar for Tuesday, a last-minute amendment was filed. “The payroll of all employees in classifications covered by a closed retirement plan or system that […]

A.G. GancarskiJanuary 11, 2016
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1min257
2016-17, the bill repurposing Jacksonville’s Better Jacksonville Plan 1/2 cent sales tax for unfunded liability pension relief, is sponsored by the entire City Council. The bill resolves that relevant Florida statute “should be amended in order to permit counties with an already existing 1/2 penny sales surtax for infrastructure to extend and repurpose such tax for […]


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