Teachers, nurses unite for fair taxes

Lisa Fingeroot, Tallahassee Democrat, February 3, 2012 Advocates launched a campaign for state tax reform Thursday at the Capitol with a symbolic tug of war between nurses and teachers who dropped the rope between them to the floor and said they refuse to be pitted against each other in the fight for limited tax dollars. About 150 nurses and teachers from South Florida stood beside two senators and a representative, all Democrats, under the name Floridians For A Fair Economy. They offered a package of legislation they say will close corporate tax loopholes and generate about $500 million of needed revenue. ... Teachers