Statement by House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston on Proposals To Repeal Republican Tax Hikes in Florida
TALLAHASEE, Fla. – Florida House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale) issued the following statement.
“I am carefully monitoring today’s announcements by Governor Rick Scott and Republican legislative leaders that they intend to revisit the drastic tax and fee hikes they imposed in recent years on working families and small businesses.
“The Republican-crafted tax and fee hikes, including price increases in drivers licenses and auto tags, have had a negative impact. I am sure that many Floridians may cautiously welcome the relief from Republican-proposed tax hikes.
“Floridians can be grateful that our state’s fiscal outlook, and available revenues, seem to be improving thanks to the national economic rebound being led by President Obama. I am hopeful that our budget outlook will remain positive. But it is imperative that before promising tax cuts we have assurances our state can adequately fund education, health care, public safety and other priorities of working families and small businesses.”
Mark Hollis, 850-488-9622