New Marion County property tax aimed to fund public school costs
The Marion County School Board will ask area residents to up the millage rate to pay for school related costs. The proposal would add a one mill tax which would be nearly one dollar for every one-thousand dollars of taxable property value. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with Marion County School Board Member Ron Crawford about the new school tax and what this could mean for Marion County taxpayers.
That was Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown speaking with Marion County School Board Member Ron Crawford.
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