State Rep. Cruz ordered to pay property taxes
The Hillsborough County Property Appraiser has filed a lien against a home owned by State Rep. Janet Cruz to collect unpaid property taxes. Cruz has had two homestead exemptions since she moved into a home with her new husband in 2003. Florida law allows only one homestead exemption per "family unit." The property appraiser seeks to collect more than $32,000, not including 15 percent annual interest. Cruz can fight the lien in court, but she said she'll pay the tax bill. Read more about it here.
Janet Zink, Times Staff Writer