Gov. Scott says he'd veto any "tax increase" on Dosal

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Responding to questions Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott said a veto will await any attempt to add Miami-based Dosal to the group of tobacco makers paying the state as part of a landmark settlement between the state and cigarette manufacturers, reports the News Service of Florida. ?? not supporting anything that is a tax increase,?Scott said. Scott may not have to worry. A House measure (HB 1207) has not moved in committee. There is no Senate companion.

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