Fla. military tax break amendment passes
MIAMI (AP) — Florida voters easily approved a constitutional amendment Tuesday that will give a new property tax break to thousands of Florida-based military personnel.
Amendment 2 will give troops serving in certain overseas conflict areas designated by the state Legislature an extra homestead property tax exemption based on length of service in a foreign country.
With a third of the expected vote counted, 78 percent of the vote was in favor — well above the 60 percent threshold for amendments.
If the tax break had applied to personnel involved in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars in 2008, more than 25,000 military personnel would have qualified for the exemption.