The chamber released its 2009 legislative agenda Thursday. Among the suggestions, raising tuition to keep talented professors in Florida’s colleges, lowering the burden of proof in property tax challenges, and working with Washington to see more returns on our Federal tax dollars. Chamber President Mark Wilson said lawmakers should steer clear of raising business taxes to balance the state budget.
“The number one thing we need to do in Florida is to make sure we do no harm. It’s very tempting to regulate business, to mandate business, to increase taxes on business and increase workers compensations and insurance rates on business. This is the wrong time to increase costs on business,” said Wilson.
Wilson says the state needs to begin making changes now to prepare for the seven million people expected to move to Florida by 2030.