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Proposal Would Allow Tax for Water Projects

Posted on September 28, 2015

Sen. Thad Altman, R-Rockledge, filed a proposal
Thursday that would allow counties to increase sales taxes to help pay
for waterway dredging projects.

The proposal (SB 346), which will
be considered during the 2016 legislative session, would give counties
the authority to levy an additional sales tax of 0.5 percent or 1
percent for dredging related to “ecologically beneficial muck removal.”

The money could be used to restore water bodies such as tributaries and canals.

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