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Gov. Scott kicks off tour to promote $1 billion tax cut proposal, Legislature likely to resist


TALLAHASSEE, Florida — Florida Gov. Rick Scott will travel the state this week to promote his $1 billion tax cut proposal, which is mostly targeted at businesses.

Scott is recommending the hefty amount despite signs that the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature will resist going along with such a large tax cut package. Scott, however, will argue that the dramatic tax cuts will help the state's economy withstand the next downturn. On Monday, he'll make stops at Northrop Grumman in Melbourne and several other cities including Clearwater and Miami.

Scott has consistently called for tax cuts since taking office, but he has been blocked by a recalcitrant Legislature. That's because the size of Scott's tax cuts have either required sizable spending budget cuts or been aimed at businesses instead of consumers. Earlier this year, lawmakers agreed to more than $400 million in tax cuts.

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