Miami, FL (AP) - Florida voters easily approved a constitutional
amendment Tuesday that will give a new property tax break to
thousands of Florida-based military personnel.
Amendment 2 will give troops serving in certain overseas
conflict areas designated by the state Legislature an extra
homestead property tax exemption based on length of service in a
With a third of the expected vote counted, 78 percent of the
vote was in favor -- well above the 60 percent threshold for
If the tax break had applied to personnel involved in the
Afghanistan and Iraq wars in 2008, more than 25,000 military
personnel would have qualified for the exemption.
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