Property Tax Cuts Face Problems at the Legislature

Tallahassee, FL – Senate President Ken Pruitt says the Senate may not reconvene during the special session on property taxes. As James Call reports, the Senate will wait to see what the House does this week on property tax relief.

The major stumbling block preventing agreement between the two chambers is the House insistence on creating a super homestead exemption. Senate Majority Leader Daniel Webster last week said the Senate has rejected what the House intends to do. The House wants to direct relief to property owners who have seen the biggest increase in taxes. It ties a tax cut to a perecentage of each county's median home value. And House minority leader Dan Gelber, says one should never count any proposal dead until the votes are counted.

Lawmakers have until Sunday to reach an agreement and place a tax cutting proposal on the January presidential ballot.