Florida Gov. Scott wants tax cuts, laws to fight opioid crisis

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jan 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-10 05:26:17-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Rick Scott wants more tax cuts this year, as well as protections for people who report sexual misconduct, laws to fight the opioid crisis and more child protective investigators.

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Scott laid out his goals for the legislative session during his final State of the State speech Tuesday.

Scott also reflected on the state's recovery after Hurricane Irma and pursuing the death penalty for people who kill law enforcement officers.

Scott wants to expand a sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies, as well as reduce driver's license fees. He noted that his father was a truck driver, and putting more money in his pocket would have meant a lot.

Scott is forced to leave office next January due to term limits. He is considering a run for U.S. Senate.