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Matt Gaetz: ‘Government shouldn’t pull a bait and switch’ (podcast)

Governor Rick Scott signed the bill that grandfathered the Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemption (EDATE) for the Studers’ proposed apartment complex and similar projects…

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All EDATE renewals in City of Pensacola and Escambia County are in ‘jeopardy’

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has notified the businesses receiving Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions (EDATEs) tied to Enterprise Zones that their properties…

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Gaetz: EDATE extension a ‘heavy lift’

On “Pensacola Speaks” on News Talk 1370 WCOA, I asked State Senator Don Gaetz for his take on the whether the Florida Legislature will do…

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Chris Jones: Assisted living facility owned by councilmen not eligible for EDATE

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones has rejected the EDATE application for an assisted living facility under construction at the site of the former Pensacola…

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Mayor Hayward places hold on EDATE applications

Last week, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward withdrew the EDATE (Economic Development Ad Valorem Tax Exemptions) application for an assisted living facility on the site of…

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Oliver Goes On EDATE With Women

The salad was light and the tea was sweet, but conversation waded immediately into deeper waters: politics. That’s the way the League of Women Voters…

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What is EDATE?

When voters head to local polling places Jan. 31 for Florida’s GOP primary, they’ll also be asked to weigh in on re-upping EDATE, or the…

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