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Gov. Scott remains confident on tax cuts



That tax cut number keeps getting smaller and smaller for Gov. Rick Scott.

From the campaign trail he promised as much as $2.2 billion in tax cuts his first year. He reduced that to $1.7 billion before the start of session.

Now, it looks like lawmakers won't have any more than $30 million.

"The positive is the process has started," Scott said about an agreement this morning between the House and Senate. That starting point, however, includes just $30 million for tax cuts and economic development.

"I'm confident that the right thing will happen," Scott said, "that we're going to reduce the size of government, the cost of government and we're going to make sure that we get money back into taxpayers hands through tax reductions."

[Last modified: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 3:25pm]


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