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Davis' 'Contract With Florida Taxpayers'



Jim Davis just wrapped up a news conference in Tallahassee where he outlined a plan he says would reduce property taxes for homeowners, rental property owners and businesses by $1-billion. The plan calls for reducing the local portion for schools while increasing the state's share. His plan would save the owner of a $225,000 home about $120, according to the campaign. Read the plan here.

But getting the money may not be easy. The plan calls for reviewing tax cuts, including the Republican favorite on intangibles. Davis also proposed a constitutional amendment capping non-homestead property taxes increases at 10 percent per year. He also wants to make permanent sales tax holidays for back to school and hurricane shopping.

UPDATE: RPOF's Jeff Sadosky writes, "Only Jim Davis, who voters know to have absolutely no credibility on protecting their pocketbooks, would throw a press conference about tax cuts and then propose tax increases. Jim Davis calls his plan a ‘contract with Florida taxpayers’ but once voters take a look, they’ll quickly find out that this is going to be one contract they won’t want to sign on the dotted line. Davis once again railed about ‘special interests’ while pledging to bring back a tax that unfairly targets Florida’s seniors."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:49pm]


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