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Florida Voters Lift Property Taxes for Conservation Lands

Article: Florida Voters Lift Property Taxes for Conservation Lands

TALLAHASSEE, Florida, November 6, 2008 (ENS) – Florida voters Tuesday approved an amendment to the Florida Constitution that will require the state legislature to exempt land that is permanently set aside for conservation from all property taxes. The tax exemption will apply to property taxes beginning in 2010. Known as Amendment 4, the measure was…

State Foresters Furious Over 60 Percent Cut in Federal Funding

Article: State Foresters Furious Over 60 Percent Cut in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, DC, February 7, 2008 (ENS) – State foresters across the country reacted angrily this week to deep cutbacks in federal funding for state and private forestry programs within the U.S. Forest Service. The president’s FY09 budget proposal cuts nearly 60 percent from current levels, with funding for some priority programs slashed as much as…