Property tax cut proposals to go on ballot
Florida voters will be asked this fall to cut taxes for senior citizens and for the families of "fallen heroes."
The Florida Legislature on Friday placed on the 2012 ballot two constitutional amendments that would cut property taxes if approved by voters.
One of the amendments (HJR 93) would eliminate property taxes for the surviving spouse of a military veteran who died while on duty or for the surviving spouse of a police officer, firefighter, paramedic or correctional officer killed while on duty.
The other amendment (HJR 69) would eliminate property taxes for poor seniors who have lived in their home for at least 25 years.
There are now 11 constitutional amendments that will be on the November ballot.
Sixty-percent of voters must vote yes for an amendment to pass.