A South Florida representative is pushing a bill to create the first-ever 24 hour sales tax holiday on all purchases made in Florida.
Jared Moskowitz (D) says his sales tax proposal counters the governor's tax package which he claims doesn't put money back into your wallet or stimulate the economy. He says the governor's proposals to roll back auto fees do nothing to help stimulate Florida's economy.
Moskowitz is sponsoring a bill that proposes a 24 hour sales tax on all goods or items purchased in the state.
"It's a good way to get people back money in their pocket and good way to stimulate the economy."
He says lawmakers would choose the slowest Saturday on the calendar, for a example a Saturday in July. He tells WOKV Uncle Sam would lose roughly 55 million dollars but he says it will be more helpful than harmful to Florida's economy.
"We collect taxes 365 days a year. Why not just collect taxes 364 days a year?"