SmarterSafer.Org Applauds Sales Tax Holiday For Hurricane Supplies

Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed legislation creating a sales tax holiday for hurricane supplies starting May 31, a day before the start of Atlantic hurricane season. praised the move, saying in a statement:

“We applaud Governor Scott for acknowledging the rising risks of hurricanes and helping Floridians get ready before disaster strikes. These storms are only expected to grow more fierce in coming years, and Floridians will need all the help they can get to protect themselves and their family while avoiding a major dent in their pocketbooks. Planning ahead is the best way to avoid both the costs and destruction of natural disasters. We hope all residents of Florida take advantage of this opportunity in coming weeks and encourage other states to follow Florida’s lead.”