A slew of articles today that demostrates Governor Crist is delivering for the state of Florida and its not just lip service.
The Associated Press writes about Crist’s outreach to minorities. Click here to read about Crist’s work with the African American community and record election numbers.
Crist is also rolling up his sleeves to tackle the property tax issue. Read an article from the St. Petersburg Times here.
From the Associated Press— GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the first appearance by a Florida governor in the 64 years the Florida Conference of the NAACP has held its annual convention, Gov. Charlie Crist on Saturday praised the organization as leaders in fairness and described several civil rights leaders who inspired him.
The Crist supported ‘Vote Yes on 1- Save our Homes Now’ group has launched a new website to promote the tax cutting constitutional amendment. View Governor Crist’s speech at the event that kicked off the group earlier this week.
A bi-partisan group of Floridians launched “Yes on 1 — Save our Homes NOW” to advocate for the largest tax cut in Florida’s history.
Florida Senator Mike Fasano is Chairman of the group and was recently joined by Governor Charlie Crist, Nancy Riley, president of the Florida Association of Realtors, Roger Enzor, past president of the Florida Association of Realtors and Barney Bishop, President and CEO of The Associated Industries of Florida, at a press conference in front of the home of Veronica Greco, a Tampa resident who supports Amendment 1.
Read more about it here.
See a photo of the event 917-press-conf-close.jpg
Governor Crist makes the rounds at editorial boards recently to discuss the latest issues…take a look for yourself.
Northwest Florida Daily News
St. Petersburg Times
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Florida Governor Charlie Crist defended the January 29th primary date in an interview with Associated Press. Read more here.
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Adam Smith, political editor, with the St. Petersburg Times writes this morning about the DNC telling Florida Democrats to drop dead.
Read Smith’s article here, Early primary heat? Bask in it where he writes, “…Stop whining about “disenfranchised voters,” stop threatening bogus lawsuits…”
He also writes, “Florida Republicans, who know a thing or two about winning, are essentially in the same boat. They broke their national party’s rules, too. But you don’t hear them threatening lawsuits and moaning about lost delegates.
“I think it’s silly,” Gov. Charlie Crist said of the Democrats’ dispute. “What matters is people. The people’s vote, the people’s will is what these candidates care about.”
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Lots of interesting news this fine Sunday from presidential hopefuls eyeing an endorsement from Governor Charlie Crist to the DNC screwing their party. Here are some of the highlights:
State Dems Weigh thier Options; Criticize Dean- Gannett
Courting the Governor’s endorsement- Washington Post
Democrats reject Florida’s primary election- St. Pete Times
Don’t forget to check the video blog as well.. there are some great new videos posted.
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I received by trim notice this week and I wasn’t very excited I have to admit. All the talk of the taxes dropping like a rock and it was about $250. I consider myself a fiscal conservative and a fan of tax cuts.
the upcoming Jan 29 vote looks iffy at this point, but it really is up to the citizens of florida to decide if we want a bigger tax cut.
Gov Crist was with the National Assoc. of Relators this week and from what I hear– he was pumped. He tossed his remarks and really got into it trying to drive home his point. If you want your taxes to drop, you have to get out and vote for the tax cut.
It will be interesting to see where this debate goes in the coming months…. any thoughts?
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According to a Jose Soto, a blogger from Palm Beach county, “…tax notices are in the mail this week to almost 621,000 property owners in Palm Beach County, and the slumping real estate market coupled with the state-mandated spending rollback for local governments are producing lower taxes for almost everyone.
“Overall, 63 percent of property owners will see their taxable values lowered on their 2008 bill, with the average drop about 7 percent, according to figures from the Property Appraiser’s Office. Tax rates across the county have dropped, too, as a result of state-ordered spending cuts of 3 to 9 percent.”
It looks like there is hope… I am pretty sure that my taxes will lower a lot if the vote passes in Jan.
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