Gov. Scott stops by SWFL, talks about cutting taxes

Courtesy of Gov. Rick Scott/ MGN

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla.- It’s your money and Florida Governor Rick Scott wants to put more back into your pocket.

Within the last hour, Scott held a news conference to talk about cutting taxes on cell phones and cable TV services.

Florida wireless service taxes are among the highest in the country. The governor wants to cut the taxes by 3.6 percent.

Governor Scott arrived in Southwest Florida Wednesday to explain what that would mean for you.

“If you have a cell phone, if you’re paying about $100 a month, between your cell phone bill and your satellite/cable bill, then you’re gonna get $43 in tax savings a year,” said Governor Scott.

He also talked about a proposal to eliminate sales tax on college textbooks, which he says would save a the average college student about $170 a year.

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