A $570 million pot of money derived from a defunct sales tax could sit in the Department of Revenue for another year, top House and Senate budget negotiators said, as the chambers struggle to reach an agreement on how to refund the money to Hillsborough County taxpayers.
The money was collected from a sales tax approved by voters in 2018 . However, in 2021 the Florida Supreme Court ruled the tax – the revenues of which were supposed to go toward transportation projects – was unconstitutional.
House budget chief Tom Leek and Senate Appropriations Committee chair Doug Broxson were unable to reach an agreement.
– Gray Rohrer, Florida Politics