Gov. Scott Wants Amendment That Would Make It Harder To Raise Taxes

Gov. Rick Scott wants to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot that would make it harder for state legislators to raise taxes or fees.

Scott is expected to announce the proposal Monday. 

He wants the measure to be on the ballot in 2018.

If passed by 60 percent of voters, state legislators could not pass any future taxes or fees without a super-majority vote. Scott has not yet exactly outlined what would be covered by the proposal or how large a super-majority would be needed.

The governor said he may also ask the Constitution Revision Commission to consider the proposal.

Several other states have similar restrictions.

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