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Scott pushes tax cuts, job creation in State of the State

Gov. Rick Scott
Posted at 11:40 AM, Jan 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-12 11:40:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott is pushing lawmakers to pass $1 billion in tax cuts and to create a $250 million enterprise fund to help expand Florida businesses.

That was the focus of his State of the State speech Tuesday as he boasted that the state has created more than 1 million jobs since he took office five years ago.

Scott featured several successful Florida businesses in the speech, including a million-dollar company started by a 13-year-old Boca Raton girl.

The speech came as the Legislature began its 60-day session. After pressing lawmakers to pass his tax package, Scott will leave Wednesday on a statewide bus tour to promote his proposals.