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Gov. Crist: Can You Spare $10?

January 4th, 2008 by flanews

With the January primary and property tax cut vote just over three weeks away, Governor Charlie Crist is asking people to contribute 10 dollars each to the Yes on 1 campaign. Voters are being asked to double the homestead exemption and allow their Save Our Homes benefit to go with them when they move. Cities and counties worry about their lost revenue if property taxes are cut.

We need your support. Were trying to get a message out,” said the governor. “Its important that the citizens understand they have the power, the opportunity to cut their own property taxes by voting Yes on 1 on January 29th. I mean, thats just a few weeks away. So its a great opportunity for the people.

Were changing the way Floridas primary taxing structure is with very little information,” said Cragin Mosteller, with the Florida Association of Counties. “We just simply dont know what the long-term consequences will be. We know there will be unintended consequences. We dont know what those will be. I think theres a lot to risk.

60 percent of voters have to approve the property tax amendment for it to become law.

Posted in Amendments, Charlie Crist, Elections, Property Taxes, State News, Voting | 2 Comments »

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