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Governor unveils tax cut plan in Jacksonville

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Updated: 12/17/2013 6:38 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Big tax cuts could soon be on the way for Florida families.

"It's your money. It's not the government's money," said Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

He was in Jacksonville Tuesday to unveil his new initiative to save taxpayers money at Jack Hanania's Volkswagen of Orange Park.

"It's a three-part plan to give you back the money you earn," he said.

His proposal calls for $500 million worth of tax and fee cuts.

"We're going to get rid of that 54 percent increase that was enacted in 2009 in your motor vehicle fees," he said.

But that's only providing about $400 million. We asked the governor where he'd get the rest.

"We're still working on that. I continue to work with the legislature," Scott said.

No one understand the impact of these cuts better than the namesake of the car dealership.

"Hopefully this will come in and we will get more sales out of this because it costs less to get the registration on the car than it did before," said Jack Hanania.

And he said more sales mean the opportunity to grow his business and add jobs.

Scott says the vehicle registration cuts will drop the price from $71 to $46 -- a $25 savings per vehicle.

Scott said he feels confident he will have the legislative support to make this proposal a reality.
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