Florida Daily: Rick Scott Backs Ted Cruz’s Student Empowerment Act


On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., threw his support behind a proposal from U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex, to expand tax-exemptions for students.

Scott announced he was backing Cruz’s “Student Empowerment Act” which lets all students, including private, public and homeschool students, “to use tax-exempt distributions from qualified tuition programs (known as 529 plans) to cover eligible educational expenses, including books, tutoring, and testing fees.”

As he became the eleventh Republican senator to back the bill, Scott pointed to his record on school choice in Tallahassee.

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