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Crist's rosy outlook



When asked why he's so optimistic about Florida's economy, as contrasted with the Florida House and Senate's dour predictions, Gov. Charlie Crist harkened back to property tax cuts on Tuesday, saying he believes the tax cuts will revive growth.

"I’m confident that as a result of having done that, we’re going to stimulate Florida’s real estate economy, that’s why I may be more optimistic then some as it relates to the future of our economic prospects," Crist said as he went into the Florida Cabinet meeting.

The optimistic governor also took a pass and declined to react to a controversial proposal to authorize a Confederate license tag, betting it wouldn't get traction.

"My thoughts on it? Let’s see if it goes anywhere before I have to weigh in," Crist said.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:13pm]


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