Tax Reform Not for Everyone
Thirty of Florida's counties are considered "fiscally constrained". That could exempt several North Central Florida counties from having to roll back the millage rates and lower property taxes.
Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Putnam, Columbia, Suwannee, Taylor, Bradford, Union, Lafayette... almost every county in North Central Florida is affected.
House lawmakers designated any county where one millage point raises less than $5 million dollars as "fiscally constrained."
It has many wondering if all the protesting and all our legislators work, won't help keep any money in the pocket.
"We can go through all this hard work trying to get good tax reform but if we're not a part of it, it's all for naught as far as we're concerned," said Levy County Resident Bill Phillips.
And at least one Levy County Commissioner disagrees with the exemption, on principle. Lilly Rooks says even after being exempt from a millage rate rollback, the county still won't have enough money to provide all the needed services.
By Anne Imanuel WCJB TV20 News
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