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Updated: 11/05/2013 06:42:50PM

Florida Forever funding deserves to be preserved

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We rarely welcome state constitutional amendments, but a new initiative launched by a coalition of statewide groups could solve the problem caused by legislative raids of preservation trust funds and ensure an appropriate amount of money is set aside to make Florida a greener, healthier place to live and visit.

The Florida Water and Land Legacy Campaign aims to enact a constitutional amendment that would set aside one-third of the existing documentary stamp tax — the state tax on real estate transactions — for the preservation of natural resources.

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