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Rick Scott: ‘If we want jobs in this state, our taxes have to be lower’

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Gov. Rick Scott made the pitch for an aggressive tax cut plan, saying Florida leaders need to run the state like a business to continue to attract jobs — and job seekers — to the Sunshine State. The Naples Republican kicked off his 2017 Jobs Summit in Orlando on Thursday. Similar to his 2016 Degrees to Jobs Summit, the two-day event is meant to bring together business and community leaders to discuss economic and business development. But it’s also a chance…

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Rick Scott wants state to cut $8M in fees

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Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut millions of dollars of fees that impact Florida’s veterans, seniors and businesses. The Naples Republican announced Monday he plans to cut an $8 million in annual fees during the upcoming legislative session. The announcement comes on the eve of the annual Associated Press legislative planning session, where Scott will officially announce his fiscal 2017-18 budget. The cuts, according to the Governor’s Office, include: free vehicle title transfers for surviving spouses; free replacement and renewal…

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