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Fishkind Conversations: DeSantis's gas tax cut is "not good economics"

 A modern fuel pump at a gas station on Jacksonville's Westside. Photo by Anthony M. Inswasty
A modern fuel pump at a gas station on Jacksonville's Westside. Photo by Anthony M. Inswasty

Governor Ron DeSantis is proposing a tax cut of around $1 billion to Florida’s gas tax. DeSantis says the move would save the average Sunshine State family $200.

But economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind tells WMFE’s Nicole Darden Creston that he thinks this is not good economics.

Click the Play Audio button to hear their conversation.

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from extraordinary hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy.