Florida House Says it Wants $300 Million in Tax Cuts

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republicans in the Florida House say they will push for $300 million in tax cuts in the coming year.

A House panel discussed a proposed tax cut package on Wednesday that calls for a cut in the tax charged on commercial leases. The House package would also exempt diapers and feminine hygiene products from the state’s sales tax.

House leaders are also proposing a 10-day sales tax holiday in August where shoppers would not pay taxes on school supplies and clothes.

Gov. Rick Scott back in January recommended legislators approve more than $600 million in tax cuts.

But Scott also relied on a rise in local property taxes to help boost school funding.

House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called Scott’s plan a tax increase and has vowed that the House will not go along with the governor’s recommendation.

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