The Governor is getting rather brave these days. He’s actually endorsed the repeal of one sales tax exemption.
“There’s some exemptions that I would encourage the legislature to look at, too,” Crist said. “There’s one that relates to automobiles when you have a trade-in. For some reason, and I don’t know exactly when it happened an exemption was carved out, and in my conversations with Jerry could mean as much as a half a million in dollars that we could use to help education. We’re just starting to look at that and study it.”
So if Crist’s estimate is right, that brings the budget deficit down to $2,999,500,000.