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Fishkind Conversations: How Does Florida Pay Its Bills Without A State Income Tax?

Photo: Free Creative Commons Finance Images on Flickr
Photo: Free Creative Commons Finance Images on Flickr

When it comes to state taxes, Florida has an unusual approach. It’s one of only seven states in the US with no income tax.

90.7’s Danielle Prieur asked economic analyst Hank Fishkind to explain how Florida and the other six states come up with the money to fund their budgets and spending programs.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined Central Florida Public Media in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.