The Santa Rosa exemption

When the U.S. Senate returns to Capitol Hill in September from its monthlong vacation, the members will be considering national issues such as reforming health care and rewriting the tax code.

But along with the big issues, there is a measure on the agenda that will directly affect only two counties in the Florida Panhandle.

The “Escambia County Land Conveyance Act,” passed by the House in July, would give leaseholders on Santa Rosa Island the option to acquire fee simple titles to their property. Currently, residents pay property taxes in addition to a lease fee.

Read the full article in the Aug. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at for as little as $38 per year.

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