Fla. Gov. Wants To Cut Auto Registration Fees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling for a cut in fees motorists pay to register their cars.

Scott on Thursday will ask state legislators to cut auto registration fees by $401 million next year. The governor’s office estimates the cut would result in a $25 decrease in the registration of a typical automobile.

Scott had already said he wants to cut $500 million in tax and fees next year. But this is the first time he has spelled out which taxes and fees he would target.

If approved by state legislators, Scott’s tax proposal could help him in a potential matchup next year with Democrat Charlie Crist. Crist was a Republican in 2009 when he approved a hike in the auto registration fees to help balance the state budget.

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