Thursday, June 21, 2007

Taxes and the Florida Presidential Primary


Property taxes are a huge issue in FL, and the Legislature just wrapped up a special session to cut and "reform" the property tax. Here's the interesting twist.

A huge part of the property tax savings are contingent on a referendum that will be on the ballot . . . . Jan. 29.

That happens to be the date of the second in the nation presidential primary. And one that might loom much larger than thought today.

I'd imagine this will drive a lot more people to the polls than normal Jan. 29, and a lot of them, Democratic and Republican, will be tax sensitive types.

This could help candidates with strong taxpayer credentials in both the GOP and Democratic primaries.