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Pruitt hopeful but urges patience on tax cuts

In an op-ed distributed to several newspapers, Senate President Ken Pruitt is joining Gov. Charlie Crist and House Speaker Marco Rubio who used recent media events to lower expectations about property tax savings, and insurance rate cuts.

Writes Pruitt: "While the message may not be popular, it must be told: A turnaround in the real-estate market, lower insurance rates and lower property taxes are going to take time.

"Our state, like a trauma patient, was in crisis. Like a doctor, we needed to do everything we could to stop the bleeding before healing could take place. Florida will recover from the problems brought on by an economic downturn and natural disasters. The policies and changes that are in place have already yielded initial relief, and I am confident that the benefits will only increase.''

Read the op-ed here.