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Gov. Scott's "It's Your Money" Tour Stops In Jacksonville

The Office of Governor Rick Scott

Florida Governor Rick Scott stopped in Jacksonville Wednesday as part of his five city “It’s Your Money" tax cut tour. 

Scott is trying to drum up support for his plan to cut taxes next year by $500 million.

As part of his pitch, Scott linked an announcement that Vistakon will invest an additional $218 million dollars and create 100 new jobs in North Florida to tax cuts he instituted.

“They saved $14 million because, with the legislature’s support, we eliminated the sales tax on machinery equipment. So they can put that money into jobs. They can put it into marketing. They can put it into research, you know they do a lot of research here, things like that but, it’s going to get our economy going.”

Scott claims he’s cut taxes all three years he’s been in office and, during that time, Florida has gone from a $3.5 billion budget deficit to a projected $1.5 billion budget surplus next year.

The governor’s tour now heads to Orlando and Tampa. Vistakon’s Jacksonville plant makes AcuVue contact lenses for Johnson & Johnson.

Cyd Hoskinson began working at WJCT on Valentine’s Day 2011.