• Gov. Scott promises new tax cuts for 2nd term

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    TALLAHASSEE - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is promising more tax cuts if he wins a second term.
     
    Despite past resistance from the Republican-controlled Legislature Scott says he will push through more than $1 billion in tax cuts over the next two years.
     
    Scott in 2010 promised deep property tax cuts and a substantial phase-out of the state's corporate income tax. Neither has happened.
     
    The GOP incumbent plans to launch a two-week statewide bus tour Monday to tout the tax cuts.
     
    Scott's new tax cut plan includes sales tax holidays for shoppers, a reduction in taxes paid on cellphone bills and the elimination of taxes paid on commercial rent.
     
    The governor also says he will push a constitutional amendment that would shield homeowners from increased property taxes if their homes lose value.


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