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Fishkind Conversations: Why Some Central Florida Counties May Vote To Raise Their Own Taxes

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Two Central Florida counties may soon join about two dozen other counties across the Sunshine State…in taxing themselves.

Voters in Osceola County may join Volusia in considering increases to their local-option sales taxes to fund infrastructure projects, like improvements to roads and bridges. Volusia County proposes adding a half-percent to sales taxes for the next twenty years, while Osceola may opt for one percent.

90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston asked economic analyst Hank Fishkind to explain why voters would consider a proposal to raise their own sales taxes.

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Nicole Darden-Creston

About Nicole Darden-Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from national elections to local arts, from extraordinary hurricanes ... Read Full Bio »