Category Archives: Taxes

Monkey Math – Road & Bridge

The Keys received a total of $4.3 million in gas tax revenues in FY2013.  About $2 million of that went to Monroe County.  There are three gas taxes.  They include the ninth cent fuel tax, 1 to 5 cents fuel … Continue reading

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Monkey Math – Fine & Forfeiture, Parks/Rec/Planning/Zoning, Municipal Policing

Getting through general fund revenues was a hard slog.  I’m still waiting for some information from the Florida Department of Revenue so I can finish up.  Fortunately, the rest isn’t so bad. As you might know, I’ve been examining this … Continue reading

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Monkey Math – Tourist Impact Tax

I’m doing a series of posts dissecting reports prepared by Monroe County.  County reports need to be fact-checked.  This is especially important for Key Largo taxpayers who bear a disproportionate financial burden when it comes to the wastewater projects.  This … Continue reading

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Monkey Math – County Revenue Sharing

In my last post, I discussed general fund revenues.  I noticed there were two significant revenue sources missing:  proceeds from state revenue sharing and local option taxes.  In this post, I’ll discuss shared revenue proceeds.  There’s a county shared revenue program … Continue reading

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Monkey Math – General Fund Revenues

I’ve written here, here and here about how Monroe County likes to manipulate numbers.  This post is about the document that was prepared in order to stifle talk of incorporation by creating the impression that Key Largo isn’t much of a contributor.  The mythical small … Continue reading

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Monkey Math – A Great Find!

Remember when I said this in an earlier post? At one time, Monroe County introduced the notion of “donor” and “recipient” communities.  They put out a report asserting that Key Largo was a “recipient” community.  Here’s a link to a newspaper article … Continue reading

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Key Largo and Cudjoe Regional In Pictures

I updated my post, “Key Largo and Cudjoe Regional” to clean things up and add some links.  So if you already read it, please take another look. I throw a lot of numbers around and I know that can get tedious.  I’m a numbers person … Continue reading

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Key Largo and Cudjoe Regional

After I published my post on Cudjoe Regional and Rowell’s Marina the other day, it occurred to me that none of the citizens in the unincorporated area feel they have been well-served by the county when it comes to the … Continue reading

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Cudjoe Regional, Rowells Marina and the Reality Warp

I really need to get something off my chest.  It bugs the snot out of me when people in the Lower Keys complain about Rowell’s Marina.  Unfortunately, I still see these comments on a regular basis.  Rowell’s Marina – a … Continue reading

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Revenue Sources – Infrastructure Sales Tax

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I think Key Largo should incorporate.  I talked a little bit about what revenue sources are available.  In this post, I’ll go into more detail about the infrastructure sales tax in particular.

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