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Opinion: Pass Amendment 2 for true tax equity

While I agree with Mr. Phipps’ general statement that “good tax policy means treating everybody the same,” voting no on Amendment 2 will not move Florida closer to equal property tax treatment. Nor will it be good tax policy. For truly equal property tax treatment, more than 60 percent of Floridians would need to  approve another constitutional amendment… View


FAPA: Yes on Amendment 2 will avert tax crisis

The Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA) recommends Floridians vote YES on Amendment 2. The amendment asks voters whether to make permanent a 10 percent limit on the annual increase in assessed value of a non-homestead property. A “yes” vote will avert a sudden and largely unexpected tax crisis for more than 5 million residential… View


Endorsed by Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA)

The Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA) recommends Floridians vote YES on Amendment 2. The amendment asks others whether to permanent a 10 percent limit on the annual increase assessed value of a non-homestead property. A “yes” vote will avert a sudden and largely unexpected tax crisis for more than 5 million residential and business… View


LETTERS: “If Amendment 2 fails, there will be nothing equitable about the result.”

Amendment 2 protects Florida business The 2018 general election is upon us and Floridians will have to make tough decisions about an unusually large number of amendments to our state constitution. Amendment 2 would permanently extend a 10-percent cap on property tax assessment increases on non-homestead property. That includes residential (rental) property, businesses, vacation homes… View


Ledger Editorial: A look at changing our Constitution

Earlier this week the Florida Supreme Court dismissed a legal challenge to three proposed amendments to the state Constitution. With the ruling, voters now must weigh a dozen proposed changes on Election Day. Thus, we offer our advice for Nov. 6. Given the number of proposed amendments, and the complexity of many of them, we… View


Cliff Long: Amendment 2, an easy ‘yes’ for everybody

On behalf of the 15,000 plus Realtor members of the Orlando Regional Realtor Association, I hope you will join me in supporting Amendment 2 on the November ballot. Amendment 2 keeps in place the current 10 percent property tax assessment cap on non-homestead properties. There are several amendments on this year’s ballot that deal with… View


Ocala Editorial: Don’t be fooled by 3 tax amendments

Of the dozen state constitutional amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot, three were proposed by the Florida Legislature — and all three deal with taxation. While Florida’s lawmakers are selling Amendments 1, 2 and 5 as tax-cutting measures, voters should not be fooled. All three amendments would make it harder for local and state governments… View


The Florida Times-Union Editorial: Sorting out confusing amendments for the voters

General Election: Nov. 6 Early Voting: Monday, Oct. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 4 Florida voters are facing a bewildering 22 issues in 12 different amendments. Many of the titles and summaries are vague or confusing. Voting lines may be long. To help voters sort out the confusion, here are suggestions from the Times-Union Editorial Board…. View


Palm Beach Post Editorial: Amendment 1 benefits too few, shifts taxes to others

The constitutional amendments on the November ballot include three proposed by the Florida Legislature. All involve taxation, and — if 60 percent of voters approve them — all would make it harder for state and local governments to raise the money needed for vital services. Despite that, Amendment 1 will be tough for many voters… View


Charlotte Sun: Vote ‘yes’ on Amendment 2

It is rare that we recommend passage of any amendment to our state Constitution. We believe it is the duty of our elected representatives to take care of business and not have to pass their responsibility to amendments that can be created by the public or special interests. Amendment 2, however, is one that we… View