Gov Scott Takes Victory Lap To Brag About Tax Cuts


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ Florida Gov. Rick Scott is hitting the road to celebrate a tax cut package he signed into law.

Scott plans on Monday to visit seven cities to tout the approval of more than $400 million in tax cuts. The Florida Legislature passed the measure during its recent special session.

The tax cuts include a slight cut in taxes charged on cellphones and cable television bills. It also includes a 10-day back to school tax holiday.

Scott wanted legislators to approve nearly $700 million in tax cuts. But lawmakers scaled back the size of the tax cuts and used the money to shore up other parts of the state’s nearly $79 billion budget.

Scott is scheduled to visit Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach.