For Scott, it's about tax cuts, budget in 2014

Published On: Feb 26 2014 10:52:42 AM EST
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Gov. Rick Scott wants state legislators this year to enact large tax cuts and to spend more money on key areas such as child protection and Everglades restoration.

But Scott isn't asking for much more as he heads into his final session before a tough re-election campaign.

Weighed down by lackluster poll numbers Scott is choosing to steer clear of many contentious issues during the session that starts next week.

Scott is focusing primarily on the state budget. He wants nearly $600 million in tax cuts, including a rollback in car registration fees.

The governor's overall agenda remains limited and less ambitious than when he first came into office.

Republican leaders say Scott is being consistent, but Democrats contend it shows the GOP governor is worried about the 2014 elections.

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