Gov. Scott Wants $600+ Million In Tax Cuts

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott hits the road Wednesday to tout a multi-million tax cut package he plans to ask the Republican-controlled state legislature to approve.

“While Florida’s economy has made great strides over the past six years, we have to continue to fight for Florida’s future and ensure our children and grandchildren have the opportunity to succeed in our great state,” said Scott in a statement. “We know one of the best ways to do that is to keep cutting taxes, and even though we have already cut more than $6.5 billion in taxes, we can do more.”

During stops in Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa and Jacksonville, Scott will pitch his $618 million tax cut plan which includes a 10-day back-to-school sales tax holiday, as well as a three-day sales tax holiday for military veterans. He also wants to eliminate sales taxes charged on college textbooks.

Scott also wants cut to sales taxes charged on commercial rents by 25-percent.

Scott has routinely recommended tax cuts, but he has had trouble getting state legislators to go along with his complete tax cut package. Scott maintains the tax cuts will help businesses create jobs.

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