lawmakers may have started their weekend early BUT economists are at the state capitol today discussing HOW MUCH money we will pay in property taxes. Channel 4's Erica Rakow joins us LIVE with what exactly they're trying to determine - Erica? 3 3 THEY'RE MEETING TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WILL BE COLLECTING IN PROPERTY TAXES IN THE COMING YEAR.. YOU'LL REMEMBER OUR CITY COUNCIL MET FOR HOURS AND HOURS TO COME UP WITH THE JACKSONVILLE FIGURE. 3 00-0538-43IT DETERMINES HOW MUCH MONEY YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL RECEIVE FOR EDUCATION IN THE COMING YEAR.. TODAY, STATE ECONOMISTS WILL FIGURE OUT HOW MUCH MONEY WILL BE COLLECTED IN PROPERTY TAXES FROM FLORIDA RESIDENTS.) THE NUMBER THEY COME UP WITH WILL HELP DETERMINE HOW MUCH OF EACH COUNTY'S SCHOOL BUDGET WILL COME FROM TAXPAYERS AND HOW MUCH WILL COME FROM THE STATE.AFTER A BUSY FIRST WEEK AT THE CAPITOL, LAWMAKERS HAVE THE DAY OFF TO TRAVEL BACK HOME OR WHEREVER THEY WISH. THEY WRAPPED UP THEIR FIRST WEEK OF THE SESSION WITH SEVERAL IMPORTANT DECISIONS.. INCLUDING ONE ON THE "POP TART LAW.") THE PROPOSAL WAS PROMPTED AFTER A SECOND GRADER IN MARYLAND CHEWED A POP TART INTO THE SHAPE OF A GUN AT SCHOOL AND WAS SUSPENDED FOR IT.03-06 53P PKG POP TART GUN Sot: Rep. Dennis Baxley/Bill Sponsor "It's not hurting anybody, it's just kids being kids and being at school. Those things are not disruptive and we shouldn't overreact." THE NRA SUPPORTED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD MODIFY FLORIDA SCHOOLS' "NO TOLERANCE POLICY" WHEN IT COMES TO GUNS IN SCHOOLS SO THAT WOULDN'T HAPPEN HERE. THE LEGISLATION UNANIMOUSLY CLEARED THE HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE YESTERDAY WITH NO ONE TESTIFYING AGAINST IT. 3 THE BILL LISTS SEVERAL THINGS KIDS CAN HAVE OR DO AND NOT BE SUSPENDED.. LIKE POINT THEIR FINGER, MIMICKING A GUN, USING A PENCIAL TO SIMULATE A GUN AND WEARING GUN RELATED, NON- OFFENSIVE CLOTHING.