Florida governor wants tax cuts, laws to fight opioid crisis

Gov. Scott says he wants 2018 to be the year that Florida voters pass a constitutional amendment that makes it harder for politicians to raise taxes.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Gov. Rick Scott wants more tax cuts this year, as well as protections for people who report sexual misconduct, laws to fight the opioid crisis and more child protective investigators.

Scott laid out his goals for the legislative session during his final State of the State speech Tuesday.

Scott also reflected on the state's recovery after Hurricane Irma and pursuing the death penalty for people who kill law enforcement officers.

Scott wants to expand a sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies, as well as reduce driver's license fees. He noted that his father was a truck driver, and putting more money in his pocket would have meant a lot.

Scott is forced to leave office next January due to term limits. He is considering a run for U.S. Senate.

© 2018 Associated Press


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