Florida Gov. Rick Scott Promises Tax Cuts if Reelected

Despite past resistance from the Republican-controlled Legislature, Gov. Rick Scott is promising tax cuts over the next two years.

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    MIAMI, FL - MARCH 24: Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks with the media during a visit to the Miami Children’s Museum on March 24, 2014 in Miami, Florida. Scott visited the musum to highlight the states increased funding for early childhood education while making a case for re-election against former Florida Gov., now Democratic candidate, Charlie Crist, who he seen as trailing in the polls.. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising more tax cuts if he wins a second term.

    Despite past resistance from the Republican-controlled Legislature Scott says he will push through more than $1 billion in tax cuts over the next two years.

    Scott in 2010 promised deep property tax cuts and a substantial phase-out of the state's corporate income tax. Neither has happened.

    The GOP incumbent plans to launch a two-week statewide bus tour Monday to tout the tax cuts.

    Scott's new tax cut plan includes sales tax holidays for shoppers, a reduction in taxes paid on cellphone bills and the elimination of taxes paid on commercial rent.

    The governor also says he will push a constitutional amendment that would shield homeowners from increased property taxes if their homes lose value.

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