JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- They wear the uniform and risk it all for our country. And when military members get hurt, lawmakers want to make sure they all get compensated in Florida.
Now voters will decide if out-of-state wounded combat veterans should get property tax breaks too.
"They protected our way of life. Why not. They should get that right and more," said Jesus Gonzalez.
"The military sacrifices a lot especially combat veterans," said Robert Caldrone.
Amendment 2 will give out-of-state veterans injured in combat, the same property tax breaks as the wounded veterans in Florida receive. "It will influence more people to come here and live here, and buy housing," said Coast Guard veteran, Nicole Spence.
The League of Women voters of Florida are against this. They say passing amendment 2 could cost some local governments up to 15 million dollars in the first three years at a time when we need it most.
"To increase jobs, sustainability and just an overall wealth throughout the state, you got to spend money to make money," said Spence.
"I'd imagine that they would find the money for something like this," said Caldrone.
60-percent of voters have to vote yes for amendment 2 to pass. It could save thousands in taxes every year for the men and women who served on the front lines.