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Officially against the tax



The Florida Education Association already has sent out mailers to teachers urging them to vote against the Jan. 29 property tax reform initiative. It's also joined with a host of other agencies to campaign against the constitutional amendment.

Now its voter education arm, the Public Education Defense Fund, has announced its opposition to the measure, too.

"Despite the promises of the Governor and other legislative leaders to hold education harmless, passage of this dangerous proposal would mean a $2.75 billion cut to public education," Bill Phillips, spokesman for the PEDF, said in a news release. (Note: State economists have said the impact of the amendment would be less than originally expected.)

To see the constitutional amendment, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:30am]


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