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Scott signs $395 million vehicle fee cut

Gov. Rick Scott, with Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez Cantera at his side, discusses rolling back an increase in license taxes and fees passed in 2009 by the Legislature, including the lawmakers standing behind Scott. Photo by Bill Cotterell

Florida drivers will see an average $25 drop in vehicle registration fees starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Rick Scott signed SB 156 into law Wednesday, a $395 million per year cut in the fees.

Scott slammed his likely opponent in the gubernatorial election this year, his predecessor Gov. Charlie Crist who signed the fee increases into law in 2009 as a Republican. Crist has since become a Democrat.

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