Tag: unfunded pension liability

A.G. GancarskiMarch 9, 2016

Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry‘s PAC, Build Something That Lasts, celebrated the Senate passing of the Jacksonville “pension tax” bill with an email to supporters. In an email on Wednesday the PAC noted: “Since its inception, Build Something That Lasts has made $141k in contributions to PACs related to Tallahassee elected officials, including contributing to the House […]

A.G. GancarskiMarch 8, 2016

The Florida Senate briefly discussed the Discretionary Sales Surtax bill (SB 1652) on second reading Tuesday ahead of a vote that would allow Jacksonville to impose a pension tax via referendum if the bill passes. The bill, if approved, would allow a referendum in Duval County this year regarding extending until 2060 the half-cent Better […]

A.G. GancarskiFebruary 19, 2016

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 […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 11, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott is continuing his soapbox tour of the Florida Legislature on behalf of his proposed $1 billion in business and other tax cuts for 2016-17. On Monday, he visited the Senate Finance and Tax Committee, where he got a largely cordial and positive reception, even from the panel’s Democrats. The 2016 Legislative Session starts Tuesday. […]


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