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Governor Scott proposes $180 million in tax cuts for Florida families

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Staff Writer | November 6, 2017
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Florida   Governor Scott has cut taxes more than 75 times

Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose $180 million in tax cuts for Florida families as part of his 2018-2019 recommended budget.

The Governor’s proposal includes sales tax holidays to help families prepare for the school year and hurricane season, and reductions to many of the fees on driver’s licenses.

Since 2010, the Governor has cut taxes more than 75 times, saving Floridians more than $7.5 billion.

In August, Governor Scott also announced that he will propose an amendment to Florida’s Constitution to make it harder for politicians to raise taxes by requiring a supermajority vote by future Florida legislatures to raise any taxes or fees.

Governor Scott said, "I am proud to announce today that during the upcoming legislative session, I will fight to cut $180 million in taxes for families.

"This includes sales tax holidays to help families get prepared for the school year and for hurricane season, which is especially important following the devastation we saw from Hurricane Irma.

"I am also proposing to roll back many driver’s license fees, which will put money back into pockets of virtually every Florida family.

"These fees were raised in 2009 before I came into office, and I am proud to cut them by more than 58 percent to help every Floridian when they renew their license."


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