“We’re realistic enough to know that with the political environment what it is now in Tallahassee, legislators aren’t in any hurry to raise taxes. But we also know that leaving the TaxWatch study on the shelf, somebody some day will come along, blow off the dust, and take a look at it.” – Mark Ivester, marketing communications director, Florida Credit Union League, explaining why the League decided to ask the CFA’s Dr. Mark Cooper to evaluate the TaxWatch study. “The House and the Senate are both very serious about wanting to adjourn prior to Thanksgiving. They’ve put their members on notice to expect votes over the weekend and possibly into Monday or Tuesday, but they fully anticipate to be out by then.” – CUNA Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Senior Legislative Counsel Gary Kohn early last week regarding the ongoing federal legislative session originally scheduled to close early in October. “We haven’t released her name because we just thought that she has already been embarrassed enough and what would be the point?” -

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