Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State address provides a preview of legislative session

rickscott1211Florida Gov. Rick Scott is set to deliver the annual State of the State address Tuesday to kick off the 2014 legislative session.

The governor has been traveling the Sunshine State recently in his “It’s Your Money Tax Cut” tour to promote a number of measures to put more money back in the hands of the taxpayers.

“If we continue to cut taxes – by rolling back the 2009 tax hike on annual motor vehicle fees so Floridians keep more of the money they earn,” Scott said in an excerpt of his speech. “And, if we continue to cut taxes on small businesses – by cutting the tax on business leases and rolling back the business tax to now exempt 4 out of 5 Florida businesses from paying it.”

These efforts are in the name of job creation, on which Scott has been focused since the beginning of his first term.

“If we do all this, we can make Florida not just the Land of 700,000 New Jobs. We will make Florida the Land of Opportunity.”

The 2014 Regular Legislative Session will convene at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and commence following the governor’s address and remarks from Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford.


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