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Gov. Scott To Get $500M In Tax Breaks After Senate Inks Final $100M Deal

Governor Rick Scott will be getting his half-billion dollars’ worth of tax breaks for Floridians.

The Senate has approved an extra $105 million in tax breaks Thursday.  The deal divvies up the funds between a dozen different proposals, including extra tax breaks for manufacturers and new sales tax holidays. Senate Appropriations Chairman Joe Negron explains the package.                 

“The first is the three day back-to-school holiday that Senator Flores filed. The Second is the nine-day hurricane supplies holiday—it will be May 31 through June 8 the beginning of hurricane season, that Senator Bradley filed," Negron said discussing the plans.

Also on the list of deals: tax breaks from cement mixing drums and pet foods prescribed by veterinarians.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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