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1.35 percent tax cap proposal headed to radio



Just in time for the Christmas rush, backers of the 1.35 percent tax cap plan will air radio ads next weej in Orlando, Tampa, Ft. Myers and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale media markets. Script here.

"There is no time like the holidays to begin reminding Floridians that the best present that they can give themselves this year is a property tax cut on January 29th," said Floridians For Property Tax Reform co-chair Jose Cancela. "However, Amendment 1 is not comprehensive and will not fully secure and re-vitalize Florida’s economy; therefore, we are also urging voters to help us cap property taxes forever by signing the 1.35% petition."

Still, combined with House Speaker Marco Rubio's publicity tour this week, it's hard not to view the effort as hurting passage of the Gov. Charlie Crist/Legislature tax proposal on the Jan. 29 ballot.

Cut Taxes Now, the group pushing the 1.35 percent plan, need 611,000 signatures by the end of January to make the Nov. 2008 ballot. Unless a Christmas miracle happens, they won't make that deadline, instead aiming for 2010.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:12pm]


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