Orange County

Orange County to give update on sales tax increase proposal

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County leaders will give an update Tuesday on a tax increase that could bring in millions of dollars for transportation projects.

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Commissioners voted to let the people decide on the one percentage point sales tax increase that will be on the November ballot.


Officials said it could bring in $600 million for transportation if passed.

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If passed, sales tax on goods bought by people in Orange County would increase from 6.5% to 7.5%.

Additional revenue would start coming in January.

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Public comment is set for 9 a.m.

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