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Rubio's tax roadshow



UPDATE: A "Declaration Rally" is set for Dec. 17 at Miami-Dade County Auditorium.

The dates have changed, but Marco Rubio is still getting on the road to promote the 1.35 percent tax cap.

The Republican House Speaker from Miami will appear at a news conference 2 p.m. Wednesday outside City Hall in St. Petersburg. A stop earlier in the day is slated for Sarasota, followed by an appearance in Brooksville on Thursday. Still to be scheduled are events in Panama City and Miami Dade. (The original plan was for Rubio to make the rounds this Saturday.)

Cut Property Taxes Now, the citizen group behind the plan, is scrambling to collect more than 611,000 signatures by the end of January to make the Nov. 2008 ballot -- a feat even Rubio concedes is unlikely. Hey, there's always 2010.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:10pm]


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