Rick Scott Pushes Vehicle Registration Fee Cut on First Coast
On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott headed to Orange Park on the First Coast to push his call for reducing vehicle registration fees. Scott’s proposal to cut $400 million in fees is setting up to be one of his chief legislative priorities of the new year.
“We want to create an opportunity economy in Florida that supports jobs for future generations,” Scott said. “To do this, we have to make sure more families keep the money they earn so they can invest in their future. That is why we are going to undo the 54 percent tax increase Floridians saw in 2009 to register their motor vehicles. This means around $400 million annually will be given back to Florida families. This isn’t government’s money and I look forward to working with our partners in the Florida Legislature to return it back to Florida families.”
Scott was able to get the backing of many of the Republicans in the First Coast delegation for his proposal, including Sen. John Trasher, R-St. Augustine, and
Sen. Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach.