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Fla. Gov. to Call for Large Cut in Taxes and Fees

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to push for a $500 million cut in taxes and fees during his re-election year.

Scott will announce plans to seek legislative approval of the cuts during a speech to the conservative group Americans for Prosperity in Orlando on Friday.

The Republican governor has sought tax cuts every year he has been office.

Shortly after he was inaugurated in 2011 Scott sought tax and fee cuts of $4 billion over a two-year period. But those deep tax cuts were rejected by the GOP-controlled Legislature that was struggling with a budget deficit.

Scott does not plan to specify which taxes and fees he wants to cut. But one possible target is to roll back automobile fees that were raised in 2009.


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