Politics

Florida House attacks messenger

March 26, 2007

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Steve Bousquet of the St. Pete Times (Read column) reports the Republican leadership in the Florida House does like having its property tax ideas challenged.

As the tax debate rages in Tallahassee, the Florida House is attacking the messenger.

It’s an intriguing strategy, and its pettiness is telling.

The messenger in this case is Hill & Knowlton, the public relations giant hired by the Florida Association of Counties to craft the message that the House property tax plan would devastate local services.

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