Scott Calls For $1 Billion In Tax Cuts Next Year

Florida Governor Rick Scott says he will ask lawmakers for $1 billion in tax cuts next legislative session.

Among the cuts Scott is proposing—a permanent repeal of the state’s sales tax on manufacturing equipment.

He also wants two sales tax holidays—one for back to school and the other for hurricane supplies.

Scott’s request is far from a sure thing. Democrats will want more money for various state agencies that have been embroiled in scandals lately, partly due to lack of funding.

One is the Department of Children and Families, which is under fire for child deaths at the hands of abusive parents.

The other is the Department of Corrections, which is under fire for inmate deaths at the hands of guards.

Scott last year asked for $673 million in tax cuts but lawmakers shaved that down to about $400 million.