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Updated: 01/11/2012 07:30:25AM

Swiftmud will lose 36 percent of funding

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By JEFF ROSLOW

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Property owners in Polk County will see their property tax bills drop about $16 next year due to $210 million sliced from the water management districts in the state.

In return for those cuts the Southwest Florida Water Management, which contains most of Polk County, there will be fewer water resource projects, less money for local governments for projects they may be working on, and the district will no longer be able to buy conservation lands to protect.

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