Jax builders and contractors group backs pension tax referendum
Lenny Curry holds up a blue card, by way of inviting questions at a town hall meeting.

Lenny Curry

On Wednesday, the Associated Builders & Contractors Florida First Coast Chapter announced its support of the Yes for Jacksonville campaign, designed to generate a yes vote in the Aug. 30 pension tax referendum.

“We’re  pleased to see Mayor Curry and City Council taking steps to resolve the pension issue with the half-cent extension,” said Janet Masterson, ABC Board Chair. “We understand that this has been a difficult and complex issue without a clear solution, and we respect the tenacity of the mayor and the council toward the most fair and effective resolution. We see it as a path to move forward and turn the conversation to other priorities for the city.”

Also quoted in support: ABC President Karin Tucker, who called the “half-cent extension … an important first step in the plan to address the pension deficit.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


One comment

  • John S Winkler

    June 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    There are other, better first steps which should be considered, including property taxes, investment reform, pension obligation bonds, and returning to pay-go. see http://www.just-vote-no.com

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