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Advertisers oppose tax-swap amendment listen

07/10/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Today the Tampa Bay Advertising Federation held a luncheon meeting to discuss the tax-swap amendment that will be on November’s ballot. Amendment 5 calls for a 25 percent reduction in property taxes. But local advertisers are concerned that up to $11 billion in new taxes would have to be raised, hurting their businesses.

If Amendment 5 passes, Floridians will no longer pay the Required Local Effort (RLE) portion of their property tax that goes toward funding schools. But the tax-swap amend...

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Tax Swap amendment on November ballot listen

07/02/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In addition to voting for president this November, Floridians will have the opportunity to vote on several proposed amendments to the state’s Constitution.

Amendment 5 is called the “tax-swap” amendment because it would reduce the property taxes of Floridians in favor of increased sales tax and other taxes.

State Sen. Dave Aronberg is a Democrat from Greenacres in southeast Florida who said he opposes Amendment 5.

The tax-swap amendment calls for an elimination of a tax called the R...

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Florida Chamber of Commerce honors legislators listen

06/26/08 Concetta DeLuco and Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Florida Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Pepin Hospitality Centre in East Tampa today to discuss victories during the 2008 Legislative session and issues the Chamber will focus on during the upcoming elections.

Brad Swanson is the West Central regional advocate for the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He said pro-business groups need to go “on the offensive” to counter other activist groups who have become well-organized and well-funded.

“It is a war that we’re engaged in currently. ...

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