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Rick Scott to launch jobs creation and “tax cut victory” tour

Gov. Rick Scott kicks off his “Million Billion Jobs” victory tour Monday. The self-proclaimed jobs governor is visiting five cities celebrating creating more than 1 million jobs in five years and $1 billion in tax cuts for Florida families over the past two years.

“The debate in Florida is now about how we can create more jobs and how we can cut more taxes, which is a win-win,” Scott said. “I will always want more jobs and more tax cuts, but any progress on these is important to the future of our state. I look forward to celebrating these important milestones in our economic growth with families across the state on our ‘Million, Billion Jobs Victory Tour’ Monday.”

Scott is visiting Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers and Miami Monday. He’ll announce January jobs numbers at his stop in Orlando.

Scott’s staff will announce exact times and locations Sunday morning.

During campaigning for re-election, Scott declared himself Florida’s jobs governor. He set a goal to create 1 million jobs in five years and cut $1 billion in taxes. Scott has accomplished the tax cuts by utilizing budget surpluses.

The tax cuts include $433 million in telephone and cable-access taxes, $428 million in property tax, $96 million from back-to-school tax holiday savings, $73 million on machinery and equipment taxes, $41.5 million on college textbooks, and $164.5 million on various other tax cuts.

Scott will tour the five major Florida cities touting his two goals as “promises kept.”

Janelle Irwin Taylor has been a professional journalist covering local news and politics in Tampa Bay since 2003. Most recently, Janelle reported for the Tampa Bay Business Journal. She formerly served as senior reporter for WMNF News. Janelle has a lust for politics and policy. When she’s not bringing you the day’s news, you might find Janelle enjoying nature with her husband, children and two dogs. You can reach Janelle at Janelle@floridapolitics.com.

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