A massive tax-cut package and the governor’s push for a “historic” increase in education funding could be in jeopardy as the health care-fueled budget impasse continues in the Legislature.
Nearly $700 million in tax cuts and breaks are coming after the House overwhelmingly approved a bill on Thursday.
The Florida House is pushing for tax breaks on cellphones, cable television and college textbooks.
Calling on something he termed “Florida exceptionalism,” Gov. Rick Scott used the annual State of the State address Tuesday to try to reinvigorate his legislative agenda after a difficult opening to his second term.
Nearly $700 million in tax cuts are included in Governor Rick Scott’s $77 billion budget in the coming year.
Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut taxes and spend a little more on education. His plan might receive a boost during a meeting with state economists on Monday.
Bills that would slice taxes on a list of items and overhaul the state’s school-grading system are awaiting Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to tout tax and fee cuts when he hits the campaign trail this week. Scott plans to make appearances in eight cities to talk about the $500 million in cuts.
The Florida House passed a plethora of tax cuts Thursday that includes multiple sales tax holidays in the coming year. The bill will reduce the state revenue by $100 million and complete Governor Rick Scott’s election year plan of $500 million in tax cuts.
Tax cuts, stiffer sex offender laws, expanding school vouchers and, as always, the state budget will be among the issues Florida legislators will consider over their annual 60-day session.