Florida Amendment One
Florida voters will head to the polls this Tuesday to decide the fate of amendment one which would increase the homestead exemption, make the Save Our Homes cap on tax increases portable and offer up more modest caps on non-homestead property. Supporters call it a good first step in offering relief to homestead property owners. Critics say it doesn't do enough or the cuts in schools and local services would not be worth the small amount of actual savings that would result. State lawmakers came up with the Amendment during a special session last year. We examine Florida Amendment 1 this week on Florida Matters.
Paul and Mariette Chapman
Mariette Chapman was born in Holland in 1936. She recently spoke with her husband Paul about fond childhood memories of time spent with her grandparents, even with memories of her own family and the shadow of World War II ever-present.