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Floridians' purses pinched as lawmakers tout tax cuts

Floridians' purses pinched as lawmakers tout tax cuts

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott and lawmakers for both parties are touting cable and phone tax cuts signed into law last month, but many Floridians will likely see those savings eaten up by higher costs for a variety of everyday expenses next year. It will cost slightly more to drive Florida's Turnpike. The state's top insurance companies are seeking rate hikes for health and property coverage. State regulators recently allowed Florida Power & Light to pass on to consumers the cost of gas drilling known as fracking. Higher contributions to education funding required by the state will put pressure on county governments' finances. Most Democrats voted for the tax cuts....

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