Paying More for Less: Budget Cuts Will Hurt Floridians As Tax System Remains Inadequate | Print |
January 2011

Florida’s new governor and legislative leaders have indicated that they will rely solely on spending cuts to balance the state budget in the legislative session beginning in  March.  Once again Florida faces a gap – this one estimated at $3.5 billion – between anticipated revenue and the costs of continuing current state services.

Since 2007, the legislature has taken a series of actions to balance the budget in response to the recession.  Included are cuts to services depended upon by Floridians and imposing new fees and taxes that hit middle- and low-income Floridians disproportionately.

The result is that these Florida residents are being asked to pay a heavier tax burden for a reduced level of public services.

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