BRADENTON, Fla. — As early voting in Florida’s Jan. 29 presidential preference primary got under way yesterday, local governments opposing the Amendment 1 tax reform referendum on the ballot banded together and urged voters to reject it.

Sponsored by the Florida Legislature, Amendment 1 is a complex measure that mandates tax cuts at the local level. The state, in a recent publication, said the potential impact of the constitutional amendment would slash local taxes by $9.3 billion over five years.

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