Published On: Wed, Feb 18th, 2015

Governor Scott Visits FAU to Highlight Proposed $41 Million Tax Cut on Textbooks and $23 million for Bright Futures Scholarships

Last week, Governor Rick Scott highlighted his proposal to eliminate the sales tax on college textbook at the FAU bookstore.

The Governor’s proposed sale tax elimination on college textbooks will save Florida students $41 million a year. The Governor has also has a proposal to invest $23 million for summer classes to be covered under the Bright Futures Scholarship program.

FAU graduate student Ashley Herbert appeared with Scott and said the textbook tax cut would be “extremely beneficial” to college students.

Scott’s $77 billion budget plan for 2015-16, a reduction of roughly $100 million in spending from the current year, includes $673 million in tax cuts.

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