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Tax cuts may wait despite public anger



Providing property tax cuts to an outraged public is much like the job of Sisyphus of Greek mythology, who was condemned to roll a boulder up a hill only to have it tumble back down again and again.

The latest sign of the futility: Wednesday's ruling by the Florida Supreme Court to strip Amendment 5 from the November ballot for misleading language. The measure would have eliminated most school property taxes for a higher sales tax.

So what now? Not much. The election cycle means it is unlikely voters will see another bold option before 2010 even though the demand for relief has not waned in the face of falling property values. (story here)

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 10:13am]


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