Florida Gov. Scott Backtracks on Key Campaign Promise

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is jettisoning, for now, one of his main campaign promises from four years ago.

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014  |  Updated 5:26 AM EDT
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is jettisoning, for now, one of his main campaign promises from four years ago.

Scott, who is running for re-election, is pushing for more than $500 million in tax and fee cuts for the coming year. But the Republican governor is not proposing any major cuts in the state's corporate income tax.

Instead, Scott is proposing tax cuts that would impact the pocketbooks of voters directly. During a stop in Orlando on Wednesday, Scott did recommend a cut in the sales tax paid on commercial rent.

Scott in 2010 vowed that if elected he would eliminate the corporate income tax within seven years. Scott's promise to get rid of the tax was a big component of his "7-7-7" plan to stimulate the state's economy.

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