Obama inspires Dem commission candidate to seek higher property taxes for top 2 percentby George Bennett | May 7th, 2012
“If we take a look at President Obama’s leadership and we see that he has been calling to tax the top 2 percent, to have them pay their fair share, this similar thing can happen here in the county by looking at millage rates for specific properties – perhaps the top 2 percent of those properties,” Neuhoff said at a candidate forum last week.
While the idea might appeal to primary voters in the heavily Democratic district where Neuhoff is running, it appears to run afoul of the Florida constitution.
Neuhoff is running against term-limited Commissioner Burt Aaronson‘s chosen successor, Mary Lou Berger, and attorney Steven Meyer in the south-county District 5 Democratic primary.
Read about it in this week’s Politics column.