Published: Jan 13, 2011 11:14 PM EST
Updated: Jan 13, 2011 8:16 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's cities say the state should "pay for its own good ideas" instead of handing the bill to local taxpayers.

That's among several recommendations the Florida League of Cities made in a report Thursday to Gov. Rick Scott.

It notes Scott wants to make state government accountable and suggests one way would be to avoid laws and regulations that increase costs for cash-strapped cities unless the state pays for them.

The report also opposes the idea of a tax cap, saying that would starve cities of services and infrastructure needed to attract new businesses and the jobs they bring. Job creation is another of Scott's priorities.

Cities, too, want pension law changes to cut the cost of that employee benefit.

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