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Can-do Crist sets centrist tone

By TIMES WIRES
Published March 7, 2007


ON PROPERTY TAXES

"Whatever form of property tax relief you decide upon, it must be comprehensive, it must bring real relief to our people, and it must be put before the voters this year."

ON BIPARTISAN COOPERATION

"Will we take this gift of public service and use our time here together to bring meaningful reform to Florida? Or will we waste it through neglect or partisan divide? You know I am an optimist. I believe we will not waste this gift, this trust." ON CRIME

"Let us send a clear message to violent criminals: If they violate probation, they are going back to jail where they can do no further harm to our people and our children."