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The Fight Heats Up

January 22nd, 2008 by Mike Vasilinda

Governor Charlie Crist says his tracking polls show Amendment one right around 60 percent approval…which it needs to win. He calls it a challenge in the face of city and county officials who are on the campaign trail talking about what services will be cut if the tax cutting amendment is approved next Tuesday.† Mailers are on their way to many voters saying out of state property owners will benefit. Crist says heís not paying attention to the other side, but focusing on his message.

ďI donít want to involve myself in the assertion so much. I mean, my concern is to get the truth out about what this will do for people. That essentially it will double their homestead exemption, that it will create portability, so they donít feel trapped in their homes anymore. Save Our Homes will be preserved if they vote yes on one. The three percent cap that protects us right now and is so cherished by our fellow Floridians. This is a good thing. Itís not the end, weíre gonna keep going. And we need people to go out and vote, to cut their own property taxes. Thatís my plea.

Amendment One is the first ballot initiative required to win by a 60 percent margin. The change was approved by voters in 2006.

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