FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – With the 2014 gubernatorial campaign just around the corner, Governor Rick Scott is headed out on a tour around the state pushing for tax cuts.
Governor Scott is likely facing a tough battle for re-election and tax cuts always play well among voters. Scott wants to cut taxes next year, but to this point, hasn’t specified what taxes he plans to cut.
His plan is based on recent projections from state economists that found the state should have a budget surplus of several hundred million dollars next year. Scott wants tax cuts in the range of $500 million in the 2014 state budget.
Scott ran on cutting the budget and creating jobs during his campaign in the tea party wave of 2010. While Scott’s administration has created jobs, the lack of full-time, full benefit jobs remains a constant in the state, especially in South Florida.
Still, the push for tax cuts may energize his tea party base that has largely remained quiet during his time in office.
Without that base completely energized to reelect Scott, his campaign might run into trouble in 2014.
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