sales tax holidays

Florida Governor's Office

Florida Governor Rick Scott is proposing a raft of tax cuts amounting to $180 million.

Rep. Kionne McGhee in 2015.
Mark Foley via FL House website / Florida House of Representatives

Florida’s veterans could enjoy two full months without sales tax if one South Florida lawmaker gets his way.  But he’ll face an uphill battle in a year with so little new money available.

Florida Channel

During a visit to the 28th annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Orlando, Governor Rick Scott signed a measure into law that creates three sales tax holidays this year.

“The bill I signed today is $121 million right back into Florida citizens' hands, including the sales tax holiday for going back to school and the sales tax holiday to get ready for a hurricane. We know we have to be prepared for hurricanes. Hopefully, we won’t have it this year, but if you do, you know from May 31st to June 8th, you won’t have to pay sales tax,” said Scott.

Capital Report: 04-03-2014

Apr 3, 2014

The so-called “Warning Shot” bill is headed to Governor Rick Scott’s desk.  The House passed the measure two weeks ago and the Senate followed suit today (Thursday).  But, as Sascha Cordner tells us, debate grew heated as some Democrats tried – and failed – to amend the bill.