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Which warning gets tax panel's attention?



Steve Bousquet: Florida legislators spent two days this week doing something they have never done before.

They reviewed sales tax exemptions for charter fishing trips, fish breeding, eyeglasses, and high school and college stadium skyboxes.

It was quite a show, and it was a very long time in coming. Seven years have passed since then-Senate President John McKay suggested that people who enjoy tax breaks should be required to defend them every so often.

Not many people expect any exemptions to be eliminated, but the Senate is serious about the subject, and a public discussion is a beginning. (rest of column here)

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 7:30pm]


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