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Crist remains optimistic about a property tax deal

With just less than two weeks before a June special session, there are still no signs that a final deal on property taxes has been reached between House and Senate legislators.

But on the road in Israel today, Gov. Charlie Crist said that he had spoken Thursday with Senate President Ken Pruitt and that he was optimistic that something would soon emerge: "I really feel that we can reach a consensus."

Crist also said he remains willing during the special session to deal with the October sunset of Florida's no fault auto insurance law if all sides can agree ahead of time what to do. It turns out, however, that lawmakers stuck in a $25 million appropriation in the state budget to take care of emergency expenses for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in the event that the no-fault law is not extended or revised. More here.

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