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Happytown: Is the manufacturing sales tax cut constitutional?

Bill passed with less than 2/3 required supermajority

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Also somewhat odorous was the presence of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at the governor’s corn-chip victory lap appearance. Dyer used the opportunity to tout all of the other kinds of manufacturing – bombs, mostly – Orlando provides a suitable home to, and reminded everybody that Frito-Lay previously partnered with the city on environmental initiatives like electronic delivery trucks. Then, without so much as an ironic bat of the eyelash, he thanked the governor for the cut that could potentially hobble Orlando’s economy. Was Buddy craving chips?

Anyway, for his part, Scott stretched his cracked victory smile across a platitude that overstated the value of his latest corporate welfare salvo.

“Manufacturers in Florida have been disadvantaged for too long because we were one of few states that taxed the purchasing of manufacturing equipment,” Scott said in a statement, according to the Times. “With this legislation, Florida is now on a level playing field.”

Or, just below sea level.

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