Below is a statement from Bill Herrle, National Federation of Independent Business/Florida Executive Director, on the passage of HJR 7001:
“Small business owners applaud the Florida Legislature for passing HJR 7001 to increase the threshold required to raise taxes and fees.
“By overwhelming majority, small business owners support this resolution. If it’s harder to raise taxes and fees, small business owners will keep more of their hard-earned dollars and be able to make even greater contributions to the economy.
“We thank Governor Rick Scott, Senator Kelli Stargel and Representative Tom Leek for leading the charge to pass this good resolution for the future of Florida’s economy.”