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Florida Education Association Says Only Half of Voters Are Concerned with Property Taxes

October 5th, 2007 by flanews

The Florida Education Association says the state’s voters are not as concerned with property taxes as they are with homeowner’s insurance.  The FEA polled 800 likely voters, asking what their bigger concern was, property taxes or homeowner’s insurance.  50 percent of them said they were more concerned with homeowner’s insurance than property taxes.  37 percent said property taxes were their biggest concern.  The FEA believes lawmakers need to shift their focus away from property taxes.

“They can’t sustain the services that people have come to expect, schools, police, fire, unless they come up with another revenue source somewhere along the way,” said Mark Pudlow of the Florida Education Association.  “You can’t do it by cutting fat.  You’re not cutting fat anymore.  You’re cutting muscle.”

Lawmakers plan another special session later this month to tackle changing property tax law. Last month, a judge threw out a January 29th vote on a constitutional amendment that was scheduled for January 29th, because it was too vaguely worded.

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