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Scott to call for 15-day hurricane sales tax holiday

by John Kennedy | January 26th, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott will announce Monday that he wants a 15-day sales tax holiday on flashlights, tarps and other supplies related to hurricane preparedness.

The sales-tax holiday proposal is the latest in a series of rollouts the governor has been doing before unveiling his full 2014-15 budget proposal Wednesday. In an event Monday at Delray Beach’s Spady Elementary School, he also is expected to showcase one of the budget’s biggest provisions — his school spending plan for next fall.

The hurricane sales tax holiday would save taxpayers about $20 million, according to the governor’s office.

Similar hurricane holidays were earlier held in 2006 and 2007, after the state was whacked by a series of bad storms. The 2007 holiday was signed into law by Scott’s predecessor, former Gov. Charlie Crist, then a Republican but who now looms as Scott’s Democratic rival for re-election.

Scott plans to make the hurricane-related announcement at a lumber store in Miami’s Coconut Grove.

Scott has promised to recommend cutting taxes and fees by $500 million in his budget proposal, including a proposed sales-tax holiday on back-to-school shopping. But the bulk of the proposed savings, $401 million, would come from his plan to eliminate increases on a wide range of motorist fees that were approved in 2009 when Crist was governor.

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3 Responses to “Scott to call for 15-day hurricane sales tax holiday”

  1. Susie sunshine Says:

    Don’t be fooled people

  2. timtopper Says:

    Scott should have been sent to prison. However, our laws held his “corporatiion” responsible for the massive medicare fraud committed. Therefore, his corporation HCA paid the largest fine in the history of the medicare program, while Scott took the 5th over 70 times. He walked away a multi-millionaire while his corporation held the bag and took all the heat.

    Using his ill gotten money he bought his way into Tallahassee. He has been a total failure. Everyone of his bright ideas have either been over turned by the courts, or are still working their way through the courts. Fearing total defeat he has tried to stack the courts in his favor.

    His yes men, known as the Scott Clown Posse, are composed of Negron, Simms, Wetherford, Atwater and Bondi. So far this clown posse has enabled him to ram through every item of anti-consumer, pro business lobby legislation he has dreamed of. Look at Scotts biggest contributors;
    Auto Insurance, FPL, Blue Cross, Sugar, Developers.

    We the people mean nothing to Scott and his clown posse. They the corporations mean the world to the Scott and his clown posse.

    You may not like Criist for changing parties, but he never hurt the average citizens of our state. He was never beholden to the corporate interests over the interests and welfare of our residents and citizens.

    Vote Scott and his band of clowns out. Reclaim Florida for the people. After all, we do live here.

  3. Ziggy1 Says:

    Buying votes again…

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