Sharing the spotlight with Sen. Marco Rubio and other potential presidential candidates at a national conservative conference, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Friday called for a $500 million election-year cut in state taxes and fees.
Scott, a Republican who faces a tough re-election fight in 2014, said a tax cut is possible because economic and fiscal conditions have improved dramatically since he succeeded former Gov. Charlie Crist. Former Republican Crist, whom Scott criticized but didn’t mention by name in his 16-minute speech, is widely expected to challenge Scott next year as a Democrat.
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Staff writer John Kennedy contributed to this story.