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Hernando GOP supports Amd. 5



BROOKSVILLE -- Hernando's top Republicans jumped on the Amendment 5 bandwagon this week.

The county's GOP executive committee voted unanimous to support the ballot initiative. Chairwoman Ana Trinque explained that members "like the idea of removing some of our ad valorem tax with a sales tax dedicated to the schools. This way everyone pays into it not just homeowners. So our tourists, illegals, etc. pay every time they make a purchase. I believe this is a fairer way to get our schools funded."

--John Frank, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:29am]


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