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Tax Cut Amendment Opposition Grows

December 13th, 2007 by Mike Vasilinda

Florida firefighters are a key part of a group formed today to fight the January 29th amendment on property taxes. The group, Florida is our Home, includes teaches, nursing home attendants, labor unions and the League of Women Voters. Firefighters across the state are expected to be out campaigning against the amendment, raising money and waving signs on January 29th. Miami Dade firefighter Gary Rainey says previous property tax cuts have already resulted in firefighters losing their jobs and more cuts, he says, would jeopardize safety.

‘Weve lost hundreds of fire-fighter positions already across the state, many in Dade County, Rainey said. And local budgets, both city and county, about 40 to 50 percent of those are public safety police and fire. This type of approach to reducing taxes across the board impacts public safety.”

Combined the groups number more than a million voters.

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