Florida voters passed three amendments that will expand property tax exemptions. The estimated cost to Escambia County alone is about $1 million next year:
Amendment No. 2
Veterans Disabled Due To Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount
Amendment No. 9
Homestead Property Tax Exemption For Surviving Spouse Of Military Veteran Or First Responder
Amendment No. 11
Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-Term Residency On Property; Equal To Assessed Value
All the other amendments proposed by the Florida Legislature failed to get the necessary 60 percent of the vote.