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Governor Touts Tax Cut Plan in Central Florida

September 12, 2013 | WMFE - Gov. Rick Scott will make a stop at Orlando's Valencia College Friday as he continues a statewide tour to promote a plan to cut taxes and fees in the next fiscal year by $500 million. Scott addressed some of the state's top political leaders Thursday at an Orlando summit organized by the Sayfie Review, an online publication.

[Photo: Gov. Rick Scott addresses some of the state's top political leaders, saying cuts to taxes and regulations are responsible for Florida's economic gains.]

He credited cuts to taxes and regulations for economic gains the state has made since 2010.

At a press conference afterward Scott was asked whether his tax cut plan was part of a re-election campaign – and whether he was ready to announce.

"What I'm doing is exactly what I ran on – seven steps to 700,000 jobs. The focus is, how do we make sure everybody has the opportunity for a job? How do we make sure this is the best state where you can get an education? How do we take care of our citizens?"

Scott faces re-election next year. 


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