Missouri

Missouri

Missouri State Innovation – Sales Tax and Trust Funds While most states currently do not allow for the creation of local community trust funds for children (and would require change in state laws), Missouri has given local authority to establish trusts since...
Florida

Florida

Florida State Innovation – Property Tax and Trust Fund The idea of a dedicated funding source for children began in 1945 in Pinellas County. A local attorney Leonard Cooperman, tired of seeing troubled youth go to jail so early in their life, thought there must...
Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade, FL Property Tax Referendum In 2002 and again in 2008, voters in Miami-Dade County approved a referendum for a modest increase in property taxes to pay for the operation of a Children’s Services Council (CSC), a local government entity charged with awarding...