Tallahassee, FL – The immediate future of property tax reform in Florida is uncertain. James Call reports lawmakers have six days to merge different House and Senate plans into a proposal to place on a January ballot.
A defiant House, late Monday overwhelmingly approved a plan that cut taxes a billion dollars more than a Senate proposal. House members say the Senate plan does not address non-homesteads which have seen the biggest tax increases. The House wants to extend a Save our Homes cap to second homes and businesses. The Senate protests the House broke a pre-session agreement and it's proposal takes too much money from public schools. Lawmakers must agree on a plan before Monday it they want it before voters in the January presidential primary. The House is scheduled to meet again Thursday. The Senate has no meetings scheduled this week.