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Geller polls Dems: Still no sales tax support



House Republicans got a couple of Democrats to defect in favor of their property tax overhaul plan during the floor vote, but Senate Democrats won't be leaning in favor of the House's increased sales tax push.

South Florida Democrat Sen. Steve Geller polled the 14-member Senate Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning, " and I could not find a single member who would support that issue," Geller said.

He said Senate Republican leaders are "overly optimistic" in insisting the property tax debate can be worked out between the House and Senate, which have very different plans, by the time session ends May 4.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 1:45pm]


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