Wednesday, May 02, 2007


There should have been no surprise that legislators will have to return to Tallahassee to deal with the issue of property taxes. The special session will be held June 12 - 22 after it became clear that no substantial deal would be made in time before the regular session ends this Friday.

Actually, it is probably for the best to deal with such a complex issue in a special session, when there would be no other subjects to discuss and, therefore, legislators can focus clearly on how best to serve the taxpayers of Florida. To try and work a deal "on the fly" at the last minute with a number of other issues pending would simply be foolish. Legislators would also have the month ahead to look over the variety of options which I am sure are being touted.

But our representatives need to remember that we will be watching closely.


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