TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida Gov. Rick Scott could wind up winning support for his top legislative priorities this year.
But they won't be in the way that Scott originally wanted.
Scott announced Monday that legislative leaders have agreed to a three-year elimination of sales taxes charged on equipment bought by manufacturers. The governor has hammered away for weeks on the need for the tax break.
Scott also contends teachers won a "victory" when legislators agreed to spend $480 million on pay raises. The pay raises, however, would not take effect until June 2014.
The announcement of the deal on the tax cut comes just two days before Scott must act on key bills dealing sought by legislative leaders.
But the tax cut isn't a sure thing: It must pass by a two-thirds vote.
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