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Three South Florida Counties Asked For Tax Hikes. Voters Said Yes.

Stuart Miles
This little piggy bank wants taxes for public works. This little piggy bank does not. Neither of them can vote.

South Florida voters passed a series of tax increases on their ballots.

Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties asked for tax hikes to pay for public institutions and services. All of them got them:

  • PASSED: In Miami Dade, property taxes earmarked for schools will increase by 75 cents per every thousand dollars of property value. The schools superintendent promoted the measure as a way to increase teacher pay. It will also go towards hiring police officers.
  • PASSED: In Palm Beach County, the chunk of property taxes that goes to schools will go from $25 to $100 per $100 thousand of property value. The funds will go towards teacher pay as well as arts education and school safety measures.
  • PASSED: Broward County asked for a one percent sales tax to be earmarked for transportation projects like more rapid transit, better sidewalks and bike lanes, and improved traffic lights technology. The tax will last 30 years.