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In Florida's race for governor, Gillum and DeSantis offer opposing tax plans
Voters nationwide await midterm Election Day on Nov. 6, where they will cast ballots for legislative seats in state and federal legislatures. For Floridians, the state’s governor race dominates local media, at points proving to be a controversial campaign season.
Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum propose distinct tax policies and plans if elected by the people of Florida. Specifically, regarding corporate taxes, DeSantis seeks to reduce the rate from 5.5 percent to five percent. On the other hand, Gillum seeks to raise the rate from 5.5 percent to 7.75 percent.
For locals of West Palm Beach attending a talk by Frank Cerabino, a Palm Beach Post columnist, Gillum’s tax proposal was ideal for the future of Florida. Although a crowd of mostly left-leaning voters, the plan to increase taxes for government programs greatly appealed to the mostly retiree audience at the lecture.