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Property tax rate expected to hold steady in Pinellas for the coming year

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Pinellas County commissioners agreed Thursday to hold property tax rates steady for the upcoming 2016-17 fiscal year. The agreement, made during a workshop, is not official. Commissioners will have to vote twice to finalize the tax rate for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. However, once they give the tax rate preliminary approval, it cannot be increased before the final vote. Commissioners could decrease the rate, but not increase it. Under the agreement, the property tax rate would remain…

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