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Crist signs property tax measures



Property_tax_flpc201_2 With a Democratic legislator, Rep. Curtis Richardson, at his side, Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday signed into law the two statutory pieces of the new property tax package: a rollback of tax rates to 2006 levels and setting a statewide referendum Jan. 29 on a proposed constitutional amendment to increase the state homestead exemption. 

"I don't think it's going to be that hard to convince people to cut their property taxes," Crist said, predicting a 60-percent plus vote in January. "Nobody should really complain about this at all. Nobody."

Click here to see Buzz video of the signing.  Photo by AP.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:29pm]


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