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Lakeland’s Budget Is In Trouble- Broadband Could Be a Solution

The powerhouse Lakeland group, known as the Lakeland Economic Development Council, released its recommendations for the city last week. The president of the LEDC, Steve Scruggs, discussed possible solutions that the group had for Lakeland. One of the most significant proposals was a 2% tax increase on all hospitality-related activities in the Lakeland area. That includes all prepared food and beverages in the Lakeland city limits. Key Points Lakeland is facing a budget shortfall in the future caused by the loss of the Lakeland Regional Medical Center lease The LEDC has…