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Florida Chamber Announces 2009 Legislative Plan

February 5th, 2009 by flanews

The Florida Chamber of Commerce wants lawmakers to focus on job creation, the state tax code, and higher education to improve business in the state.

The chamber released its 2009 legislative agenda Thursday. Among the suggestions, raising tuition to keep talented professors in Floridas colleges, lowering the burden of proof in property tax challenges, and working with Washington to see more returns on our Federal tax dollars. Chamber President Mark Wilson said lawmakers should steer clear of raising business taxes to balance the state budget.

The number one thing we need to do in Florida is to make sure we do no harm. Its very tempting to regulate business, to mandate business, to increase taxes on business and increase workers compensations and insurance rates on business. This is the wrong time to increase costs on business, said Wilson.

Wilson says the state needs to begin making changes now to prepare for the seven million people expected to move to Florida by 2030.

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