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House moves “$1 billion” tax cut package, but over 2 years

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Chairman Matt Gaetz and members of his House Finance & Tax Committee were all smiles Wednesday as they presented their tax cut package for 2016-17. Aides jammed handouts into reporters’ hands: “The House’s $1 Billion Tax Cut Package.” The plan (PCB FTC 16-04) cleared the panel and is headed to the House floor. “The Florida House is down on taxes,” Gaetz said, repeating a version of it several times over a 20-minute news conference. But the devil, as often found in the…

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Rick Scott’s budget: Tax cuts, more for schools

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott, setting up a likely messy budget fight with the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, on Monday released a nearly $79.3 billion spending plan that is heavy on tax cuts and help for businesses. Scott, in an event that was similar to campaign rallies he held during his successful re-election campaign, chose a sign manufacturing company in Jacksonville to outline his budget recommendations that includes a call for $1 billion in tax cuts. The GOP governor, using points he…

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