TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to cut the state taxes charged on various communications services including cable television, cellphones and traditional phone lines.

Scott on Tuesday will call on state legislators to cut nearly $500 million a year in the tax. The Scott administration estimates that the 3.6 percent tax cut would save the average Floridian more than $40 a year.

Scott promised to cut the tax during his re-election campaign. The Republican governor wants to cut overall taxes by more than $1 billion over the next two years.

His proposal would cut more than a third of the money paid to the state in communication services taxes.

Money from the current tax is divided between state and local governments.

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