Florida Gov. Gets Help In Tough Re-Election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Confronting a tough re-election fight, Gov. Rick Scott got some help this year from the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature.

Legislators gave Scott most of what he wanted during his fourth session as governor, as Scott pushed a limited agenda this year including tax cuts and a rollback in auto registration fees.

Despite a Republican split, the Florida Legislature agreed to offer in-state tuition rates to students living in the country illegally.

However, Scott did not get everything he wanted, as legislators rejected some of his tax cut ideas, including his push for another small reduction in in Florida’s corporate income tax, and ignored his proposed increase for Florida’s tourism agency.

Matt Stein is a season-credentialed media member covering the Tampa Bay Rays and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, also assisting with coverage of USF Athletics. He attended the University of Tampa and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Sport Management.