Senate President Mike Haridopolos is talking about cutting taxes and fees by "more than $30-million" in the budget, including potential cuts in controversial driver license tag fee hikes imposed to close a 2009 budget gap. "I think there's an opportunity there to make some reductions," he said.
But the Merritt Island Republican and U.S. Senate candidate again threw cold water on Gov. Rick Scott's demand for a cut in the state's corporate income tax rate.
"I know it's a governor's priority and we're trying to get there to help him but again, in my 11th session now, I've had very few people in my career come to me and say the reason why they did not come to the state of Florida is because of the corporate tax rate," Haridopolos said. "But the governor again is an equal partner and we want to try to help him along in this process with his priorities."
-- Steve Bousquet