January 31, 2017
Tallahassee, Fla. – The Associated Industries of Florida (AIF) today applauded Governor Rick Scott’s “Fighting for Florida’s Future” proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018.
“AIF applauds Governor Scott’s proposed budget that fights for the future of employers and employees in our Sunshine State,” said AIF President & CEO Tom Feeney. “His proposed spending plan, which includes $618 million in tax cuts and $85 million for economic incentives to businesses, will go a long way in continuing to help our state achieve the prosperity and growth our Florida families deserve.”
“From the proposed business rent tax reduction by $454 million, to the corporate income tax exemption, to the increase in the number of sales tax holidays, Governor Scott is clearly on a mission to ensure Florida job creators are excelling and Florida families are benefitting from a pro-business environment in their home state,” continued Feeney.
“As the 2017 Legislative Session gets underway, AIF encourages Florida lawmakers to support this good budget that fosters a competitive approach to how we do business and will set up Florida for a brighter future,” concluded Feeney.
Known as “The Voice of Florida Business” in the Sunshine State, AIF has represented the principles of prosperity and free enterprise before the three branches of state government since 1920. A voluntary association of diversified businesses, AIF was created to foster an economic climate in Florida conducive to the growth, development, and welfare of industry and business and the people of the state.
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