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Gov. Scott's second victory tour, for tax break, has a tasty finale

Another week and another "victory tour" for Gov. Rick Scott.

He will spend Monday and Tuesday hitting key media markets to promote the sales tax break for manufacturers that the Legislature passed in the final days of the session. As was the case with the teacher pay raise, the legislative solution was not exactly what Scott wanted: The tax break won't take effect until next April 30, and it's for three years, meaning it will cease to exist unless the 2017 Legislature keeps it alive.

Monday's stops include Johnson and Johnson Vision Care in Jacksonville; Brycoat in Oldsmar; and Pelican Wire in Naples. On Tuesday, Scott visits Port Miami and Parametric Solutions in Jupiter before hitting his final manufacturing plant: a Frito-Lay operation in Orlando for a truly unique Scott photo-op, with the fit, health-conscious governor surrounded by bags and bags of Fritos, Cheetos, Cracker Jacks, beef jerky and the other sodium-laden products made there.


[Last modified: Monday, May 13, 2013 12:10pm]


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