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Ag Comm’r Putnam to rally students at the Capitol


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Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam will address a rally for higher education on Wednesday, according to a media advisory sent by his office.

At the rally, sponsored by the Florida Student Association, Putnam will again call for the tax rate on businesses’ electricity bills to be cut in half.

He wants the remaining tax money to go toward K-12, college and university construction projects instead of into the general revenue pot.

The tax cut would save Florida businesses a total of about $225 million per year, Putnam says.

The tax cut has to be approved by lawmakers and signed by the governor. A Senate bill has received a unanimous vote already, but the House version has not had a hearing.

The rally is at 1 p.m. on the fourth floor of the Capitol.

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