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Gov. Rick Scott 'victory tour' of 7 Florida cities celebrates $400 million in tax cuts


MIAMI — Florida Gov. Rick Scott was celebrating $400 million in tax cuts approved by the Florida Legislature last week during a "victory tour" through seven major cities.

In South Florida Monday, Scott stopped at a locally owned Cuban-American restaurant. Scott said he was pleased with the tax cuts, despite getting about $300 million less than what he had asked for.

The approved tax cuts include a 10-day, back-to-school tax holiday, which would waive taxes on school supplies and clothes, and a tax exemption for gun club membership fees.

The governor visited Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach.

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