ATLANTA -- Florida's tax commission is set today to exercise for the first time its unique power to put fiscal reform directly before state voters, giving Floridians the opportunity to approve a constitutional amendment to overhaul the state's budget process.

The Florida Tax and Budget Reform Commission also is preparing to draft constitutional amendments that would allow a state income tax and limit Florida's spending to the rate of economic growth, said Karen Walby, staff director of the commission's Finance and Taxation Joint Committee.

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