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Tax Could Fund Water Cleanup

Alachua County Environmental Conservation
The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Florida voters in November will consider a constitutional amendment proposing regarding one-third of all annual real estate transaction taxes go toward environmental conservation, according to the SarasotaHerald-Tribune.

  The Water and Land Conservation amendment would pay for drinking water and natural resource protection projects. The money could raise about $10 billion over the next 20 years, though no new tax increase is included in the ballot language.

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