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Rubio won't back down on taxes for Pruitt



Senate President Ken Pruitt has said the Senate does not want to wrangle again over property taxes. But that will not stop House Speaker Marco Rubio from trying.

“I understand if they don’t want to hear it ...  it won’t happen,” Rubio said today in an interview with the St. Petersburg Times editorial board. "But we have to at least be able to say we tried, that we recognized the circumstances our state is facing economically, that we understand the challenges and the opportunities that we have and we did everything we could in our time there to make those things happen.

"Ultimately if the Senate doesn't want to do it, we’re not going to be angry. We have to accept that's how a bicameral process works. But I can’t allow those pronouncements to be what sets our agenda."

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


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