Finance, Taxation & Personnel

This committee addresses municipal roles in general finance and tax issues, Home Rule revenues, infrastructure funding, insurance, local option revenues, pension issues, personnel and collective bargaining issues, revenue sharing,  tax and budget reform, telecommunications and workers’ compensation.


Priority Issues, 2016-2017

local business tax protection

Communications Services Tax and Local Business Tax Protection

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation that protects general revenues collected from the communications services tax and the local business tax. These revenues are essential to providing municipal services, such as public safety, constructing and maintaining transportation infrastructure and providing for public parks and open spaces. A diversified revenue base is necessary for the fiscal stability of local governments and improves their ability to serve citizens and businesses.

local cst protection

Municipal Levy of the Local Option Infrastructure Surtax

The Florida League of Cities SUPPORTS legislation that provides a mechanism for municipalities to levy the Local Government Infrastructure Surtax, if approved by voters.

News & Resources
  • House Ways & Means Committee Legislative Concepts
  • Firefighter and Paramedic Cancer Disability Presumption (Issue Brief)
  • FY 2016-17 County and Municipal Revenue Estimates Released 
    The Florida Department of Revenue’s (EDR) Office of Tax Research has begun the process of releasing revenue estimates for the 2016-17 fiscal year. Additional revenue estimates are expected in the coming days. As estimates are finalized and forwarded to the EDR office, they will post them to the webpage, so be sure to check back periodically. View Revenue Estimates
  • House Tax Cut Analysis (2016)

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Chair: Robert Yaffe
Councilmember, Town of Bay Harbor Islands
Vice-chair: Thomas Barnhorn
Councilmember, City of Seminole
FLC Contact: Amber Hughes
Sr. Legislative Advocate
(850) 222-9684 ext. 3621 
FLC Staff Assistant: Tara Taggart

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