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I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your support. We have come a long way, since four years ago, when I first filed the portability legislation. Last Monday all of our hard work paid off and both the House and Senate overwhelmingly supported and voted for portability. Even some legislators who voted against the overall tax package were quoted as saying that they did so because it did not provide enough relief.
Locally, Senator Jeff Atwater and Senator Ken Pruitt as well as Democrat Senators Bullard, Deutch and Aronberg supported portability. In the House, Democrat Representatives Brandenburg, Vana, Sachs, Skidmore and Machek joined with Republicans Reps. Domino, Snyder, Hasner and Bogdanoff in voting for portability.
Immediately after the vote, Gov. Crist held a press conference during which he pointed out the importance of portability and generously mentioned my name as the "Father of Portability."
However, our job is not yet complete. Already some opponents are complaining that it will take away revenues and devastate local government. But they fail to acknowledge that without portability potential real estate transfers fail to occur because the high tax burdon will produce only imaginary revenues .
Moreover, by bolstering real estate sales, additional Doc Stamps and Sales Tax revenues will be realized. Also opponents claim that portability is unconstitutional. However, even though I am not an attorney, I find that often when a measure cannot be defeated on it's merits then they use the "unconstitutional" claim.
I would like to remind everyone that when we first embraced portability Gov. Crist was our Attorney General. FSU law professor Nat Stern concluded that portability was constitutional.
On January 29th, we will need to get 60% of the voters to agree that portability should be in the Constitution. Gov. Crist will lead the charge and most legislators will join in. Personally, I feel confident that we have a strong case and the voters will support this Constitutional Amendment. Let those who object to tax relief continue to make their case that government is too small. .
Once again, I would like to congratulate all of the supporters for making this happen. But the job is not yet complete and we cannot relax until we win approval on January 29th.
This blog is intended to update people who are interested in buying and selling homes, condos, or other real estate in the Volusia and Flagler market. While it is called Real Estate in Daytona Beach Area we will address statistics ranging from New Smyrna to Palm Coast and west to include Deland, Deltona, etc. I will also cover topics regarding investing in residential and commercial real estate. I encourage comments from everyone and am very interested in feedback and opinions.
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