2008 Florida Taxpayers Summit

Florida Taxpayers Union president John Hallman, a member of the RLC, will be hosting a day-long (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) educational and training event for Florida activists. Several of the top speakers are RLCers or friends of the RLC and topics will include the RLC of Florida's top priorities of 2008 -- offshore drilling and spending limitation. The RLC will have an outreach table. We also need volunteers to the man the table during the event.

Let attend and get as many people as we can to join us. Afterward, RLCers can get together at the Rosen bar for some socializing.

Visit www.floridataxpayersunion.org for more info Seating is limited, please RSVP here or to [masked] or call [masked].

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Frank Attkisson, Florida House, District 79

David Biddulph, Constitution Reform Committee

Allen Douglas, National Federation of Independent Business

Adam Guillette, Americans for Prosperity

Doug Guetzloe, Ax the Tax John Hallman, Florida Taxpayers Union

Senator Mike Haridopolos, Florida Senate, District 26

Eli Lehrer, Competitive Enterprise Institute

Andrew Moylan, National Taxpayers Union

John Newstreet, Florida Director for U.S. Senator Mel Martinez

Carol Saviak, Coalition for Property Rights

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TOPICS:

Property Tax Reform: Florida is in the midst of a property tax crisis and despite attempts by the Florida legislature, we still lack meaningful property tax reform. Florida's property tax system is undermining the right to own property and it is time for the citizens to take control to solve this crisis.

Property Insurance: Florida's state government easily could be bankrupt -- and its taxpayers reeling from enormous new costs -- unless the Legislature abruptly changes course. If a storm -- even a relatively minor one -- were to hit the wrong area of Florida, the Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund could quickly run up bills topping $30 billion.

Constitutional Limit on Government Spending: Florida needs an amendment that puts meaningful spending caps on local governments and requires that any tax increase must be approved by a vote of the people. This approval process brings public scrutiny and gives taxpayers a voice to force lawmakers to live under the same kind of spending restraints in that families and businesses do.

Fighting Taxes in Your Local Community: Some of the most heated and important tax debates are taking place right in Florida's cities and counties. You will hear a panel of experts who have successfully defeated local tax increases and learn how you can do the same thing in your community.

Energy Taxes: The tax-and-spend energy policies of the last 30 years have failed to alleviate our energy difficulties. Florida will be ground zero for some of the most important energy debates of the future. You'll hear from experts about a pro-taxpayer, pro-consumer energy policy.

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