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On talk radio, Rubio disses Amendment 1 again



House Speaker Marco Rubio appeared on talk radio in Tallahassee Friday morning to discuss his interest in looking at possible consolidations or eliminations of state agencies or departments to reduce duplication and save money. That's a highly controversial subject in Tallahassee, the seat of state government.

On Preston Scott's morning show on WFLA-100.7, Rubio reiterated his lack of enthusiasm for the property tax Amendment 1 on the Jan. 29 ballot that Gov. Charlie Crist has been eagerly stumping to get passed. "I'm going to vote for it," Rubio said, "but I feel uncomfortable supporting it because I don't think it's going to do enough. I do not believe that an annual savings or $220 or $240 is going to stimulate our economy. The problem of property taxes in Florida remains unresolved."

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 2:16pm]


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