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Florida amendments 2, 9, and 11: property tax breaks

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Amendment 2: Homestead exemption for combat-injured vets

Amendment 2 would give an extra homestead exemption to combat-injured veterans, 65 or older, who were not Florida residents at the time of their injury. Currently, it only goes to those who were Florida residents when they enlisted. A "yes" vote could add another 74,000 wounded veterans to the extra homestead.

Amendment 9: Spouses of those killed in action and first responders

Amendment 9 would give a tax break to the spouses of military personnel or first responders killed in the line of duty. It would allow local governments to eliminate most property taxes for those people. It's estimated it would only cost local governments about $600,000 statewide.

Amendment 11: Low-income seniors

Amendment 11 would slash property taxes for some low-income senior citizens. To qualify, the homeowner would have to be 65 years old, have lived in the home for 25 years, and have an income of less than about $27,000 dollars.

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