TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott’s plan to save $400 million in auto-tag fees is certain to play into next year’s election against former Governor Charlie Crist.
Palm Beach Post Capital Bureau reporter John Kennedy tells WOKV Scott can now “stick it to Crist,” as he’s going to reduce the same auto registration fees that were hiked while Crist was in office.
He says Crist is now among those who are saying that the fee hike was a “temporary fix” that Scott should’ve reduced a while ago.
Scott will soon announce more cuts, Kennedy says, to live up to his promise to reduce taxes and fees by $500 million dollars.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if somehow that five-hundred million figure increases in coming months,” Kennedys says
Scott has a lot of work to do if he wants to ensure a victory over Crist, who is now running as an independent.
“Scott’s poll numbers still are not good,” Kennedy says. “He’s not very popular with the voters, nor are his approval ratings very high. When Crist left the Governor’s mansion in 2010, he remained relatively popular. So he’s a formidable opponent against Scott.”