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Governor Rick Scott announced a new tax cut proposal in Fort Myers on Monday.

Speaking at Alufab, a local window installation company, Scott said he’s proposing $180 million dollars in tax cuts for Floridians.  

Part of the cuts would come from sales tax holidays for back to school shopping and preparing for hurricanes. He also wants to reduce the fee to get a driver’s license.

He said cutting taxes generates more money.

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Congress missed a deadline at the end of September to reauthorize funding for the country’s community health centers, which provide access to primary care and other medical services for more than 27 million people nationwide.

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State Lawmakers have completed their first round of five committee weeks leading up to the start of Florida’s 2018 legislative session, which officially kicks off Jan. 9.

That first week of meetings was delayed due to impacts of Hurricane Irma. Lawmakers still have plenty of prep work ahead of them before the session begins, but an idea of what will likely be next year’s hot-button issues is beginning to take shape.

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UPDATE: 

Fort Myers incumbent Mayor Randy Henderson won 71% of the vote, automatically winning a third consecutive term. For city council races,  ward 3 incumbent Terolyn Watson and Minnie Jackson advance to a runoff election in November.  In the ward 5 race, Fred Burson and Lydia Lowell-Sherman also advance to a November runoff. 

Lee County board Of Commissioners Live Stream

At Lee County’s regular commission meeting Tuesday morning, locals used the public comment period to voice their opinions about removing Confederate memorials in public spaces. People spoke for and against the move.

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