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Friday, Oct 24, 2014
Letter of the Day

Let’s make a deal

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I read with interest the legislative discussions regarding out-of-state property owners. The legislative discussion is whether to exclude out-of-state owners from being able to purchase Citizens Property Insurance policies for their residences in Florida. I have no problem with being excluded from that option as long as the state also reduces my real estate taxes and returns a portion of other taxes collected through gasoline, restaurant and other store purchases to the state of my permanent residence.

I now happily pay my real estate taxes even though we use the roads but do not use the libraries, schools and many other social services in Florida. The Legislature knows that I pay taxes in the state of Florida like current residents but use few of the tax-supported services.

How can they be that crass about fairness?

Richard J. Habegger

Wolcottville, Ind.

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