BRADENTON, Fla. - After a year-long hiatus, tax increment financing is again on strong legal footing in Florida now that the state Supreme Court has issued the final word on how the debt must be sold.

Late Wednesday, the state's high court justices refused to reconsider the case known as Strand v. Escambia County. That solidified their Sept. 18 ruling that said it is constitutional for TIF bonds to be sold without first holding a public referendum, upholding decades of case law on the issue in the state.

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