Jacksonville, FL - During a stop in Jacksonville Tuesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott again pushed part of his proposal to cut $500 million in taxes and fees during this upcoming legislative session.
But while touting the $401 million that could come from bumping auto fees down to their pre-2009 level, it remains unclear where the rest of the money will come from.
“We’re still working on that,” he says.
WOKV asked Scott directly how to make up the remaining roughly $100 million that he wants to go back to Floridians, and Scott he’s in contact with the legislature to figure that out.
It’s a body, however, that Scott says appears to be in full support of the plan so far. State Senator John Thrasher, State Representative Lake Ray and State Representative Travis Cummings were all on h and to show that support for both the plan and the Governor.
Part of the auto fee reduction would be a rollback in car registration costs, by about $25 per vehicle. Scott says that’s money that will go back in to your pockets.
“They’ll buy a house, buy a car, lease a car, put food on the table,” Scott says.
And down the road, he says that will ultimately lead to jobs.