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About The Tax Reform Referendum

What Does Tax Reform Mean to the Florida Taxpayer??

What does it mean to Florida's firefighters??

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The FPF Position

Read the FPF position on the upcoming tax reform referendum

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In October of 2007, Governor Crist and the Florida State Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment that will reform property taxes. In order to enact this legislation, a referendum will be held January 29th.

essay writersThe Florida Professional Firefighters support responsible tax reform. However, the current proposal is ill-conceived, will undermine local government's ability to properly finance services, and obviously will jeopardize public safety.

The Florida Professional Firefighters opposes the proposed constitutional amendment calling for property tax reductions because it will result in:

- Significantly reduced budgets for public safety agencies without providing an alternative funding source

- Firefighter and Paramedic Layoffs

- Increased response times to 911 calls resulting in potentially great fire losses and higher mortality incidents involving emergency medical calls.

- Increased injuries to firefighters due to personnel shortages resulting in higher workers compensation claims

- Curtailing the ability of Fire-Rescue departments to respond and assist in statewide or regional disasters, i.e. hurricanes and wildfires.

- Higher property insurance rates for homeowners and commercial property owners due to reduced fire protection (ISO Rating)

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Powerpoint Summary

Click here to see a Powerpoint presentation on tax reform and how it affects your safety.

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In The Press

Here are several articles written on the Tax Scheme.

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What Are They Saying?

Here is a rundown of what some of Florida's newspapers are saying about tax reform. Click Here.

Video

See Florida Governor Charlie Crist state that no firefighter will lose their job.

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