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Florida Amendment 2: Veterans Property Tax

Take a closer look at the proposed amendment to the Florida Constitution before you vote.

Amendment 2: Veterans Disabled to Combat Injury; Homestead Property Tax Discount

This proposed amendment would give disabled veterans who did not live in Florida when they entered the military a break on their property taxes. It essentially extends the homestead property tax discounts to include them.

This is another amendment that faces strong opposition. The League of Women Voters of Florida says this amendment could cost local governments as much as $15 million over the first three years of its implementation.

Supporters argue the amendment would help veterans and might assist in boosting the housing market.

For complete wording of the amendment, visit the Florida Division of Elections online.

Richard M. Swier October 10, 2012 at 10:58 AM
Democrats and the League of Women Voters opposed Amendment 2. They are throwing Florida's combat disabled veterans under the bus. Read this: http://watchdogwire.com/florida/2012/10/04/florida-democrats-told-to-vote-against-combat-wounded-veterans/
Wesley Whittaker October 24, 2012 at 02:40 PM
This is a blatant attempt to lure a particular demographic into relocating to the State of Florida using a special incentive. The test is to substitute this special class for another special class and see if the motion is still one you would support. For instance, let's give tax breaks to induce morbidly obese people to move Wauchula. This will make our beaches more attractive and stimulate tourism. Doesn't sound like such a good proposal now, does it? I am a Veteran with a service-related disability and I am voting 'NO" on Amendment 2.
Frank October 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM
What about the veterans that are already here, combat wounded and disabled what are you going to do with them cause then to go bankrupt or into forcloser whats the problem with the League Of Women Voters, why didn't you take up arms and protect your country like we did? I thought so
chris s August 01, 2013 at 08:56 PM
We need to give back to veterans! We are a local cleaning company and we're giving away a free maid/cleaning service to disabled vets. If anyone knows a disabled veteran who could benefit here is the webpage with all the info. http://easycleantampa.com/blog/6-disabled-veterans-giveaway

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