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State Workers Rally at Capitol

March 17th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Hundreds of state, county and municipal employees rallied at the state capitol today, demanding that state lawmakers take a look at ending special interest tax breaks before considering pay cuts, furloughs or layoffs. Karen Woodall of the Coalition for Tax Competitiveness and Fairness says there are at least three things lawmakers could do to bring in billions of dollars.

“Currently, many Florida businesses are at a competitive disadvantage because of internet sales that are not taxed, multi-state corporations that do not pay taxes on profits made in Florida, and exemptions granted to certain businesses,” Woodall said.

State workers have already gone two years without a pay increase. Many are on food stamps and receiving other assistance.

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