Florida Real Estate and Land Development Laws Effective Now: List from Florida Senate


Today, hundreds of new laws are effective here in Florida having been signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, demonstrating a controversial and concrete attempt by Florida lawmakers to resolve the state’s current economic crisis and promote a turnaround.

This was done with the state bringing in $3,800,000,000.00 less in revenue than it had the previous year (yes, that is $3.8 billion); without raising taxes; and without closing hospitals, schools, or cutting back on health care.

From the Florida Senate News Release of May 31, 2011:

• State spending cut by over $3 billion

• Not one penny of taxes or fees were increased

• Over $300 million in tax reductions benefited property owners and small businesses. Medicaid, the biggest cost in the state budget, was reformed with a billion dollars in savings. Highly effective teachers will be paid more, chronically ineffective teachers will lose tenure

• Florida state workers, like those in 49 other states, will contribute to their own retirement, ending a practice of taxpayers subsidizing 100 percent of public pensions.

• Expanded educational benefits for children with disabilities

• Second Amendment rights protected against local government interference

• Public funds won’t be used for elective abortions

• Golden parachutes and phony bonuses prohibited for public employees

• “Smart Cap” prohibiting state taxing and spending from rising faster than family income

• 1,100 regulations on small businesses eliminated

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