A commenter notes:
i think i have a better solution than exempting municipalities from the st sales tax to end lga. why not mandate the state to compensate to compensate all local govts for the property taxes lost to properties exempted by state statute-charities, hospitals, schools/colleges, cemeteries, govt properties, etc. i agree lga is totally unreliable & political-it has not worked. i personally oppose sales taxes. i think the st sales tax should be 5% statewide w/ no local add-ons.
This sounds like an idea worth looking into.