Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage


Visit the Lobby Tools Website


Visit Legislative IQ Website


Recent Posts



RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Herbert Hoover
    "Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party."
  • Mignon McLaughlin
    "For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance."
  • John Paul Jones
    "If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery."
  • Walter Savage Landor
    "Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked."

Property Taxes Hurting Low-Income Homebuyers

December 19th, 2007 by flanews

Advocates who help first-time and low-income home buyers will be watching next months property tax vote closely. The plan allows homeowners to take their Save Our Homes benefit when they move. It also doubles the homestead exemption. Groups like Habitat for Humanity say any relief is better than none at all.

Im sure the homestead exemption is going to be beefed up, which certainly applies to every homeowner that were providing houses to,” said Eddie Bass, with Big Bend Habitat for Humanity. “Theyre first-time homeowners. So its extremely important. Our homeowners are partners for 30 years. A 30 year mortgage is a lifetime, really. So certainly the property tax cuts will help them for years and years to come.

6 in 10 voters have to approve the property tax cut on January 29th for the amendment to become law.

Posted in Elections, Property Taxes, State News, Voting | No Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com