CEO of Enterprise Florida resigns over disagreement with Governor Rick Scott

Resigns right before Legislative session begins
Posted at 1:01 PM, Mar 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-06 18:33:48-05

Chris Hart, the CEO of Enterprise Florida, resigned Monday after just two months on the job, citing a disagreement with Governor Rick Scott. This comes just one day before the legislative session begins.

Monday's developments is the latest chapter in the ongoing controversy over using the public's tax dollars to pay people like Rapper Pitbull to promote the state. In fact, the entire concept of economic incentives is at the center of a major battle that will play out during this 60 day legislative session.

The other big issues up for debate, tax cuts.

Governor Scott is pushing for $618 million worth of cuts, including a one-year sales tax exemption on college textbooks and sales tax holidays for back-to-school and hurricane preparation

The future of guns in Florida will be another big issue this session. Republicans have filed bills that would end "gun free zones" in places like college campuses, career centers, and airport terminals.

And finally, medical marijuana. The legislature has to figure out how to implement the new industry.

The big question: How many dispensaries should there be across the state?



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