South Florida school districts could be spared in proposed tax package

The Florida Senate removed a controversial item in a proposed tax package aimed at forcing South Florida school districts to share millions of dollars with charter schools.

The Senate amended the House’s tax package Thursday to take out language that would have required school districts to share money raised through referendums approved by voters last year for school security and teacher raises.

“In discussions with the members of this chamber, they had strong opposition to that provision,” said Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland.

The Senate also stripped out new guidelines for a hospital charitable tax exemption that hospital officials said would result in devastating funding losses.

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