A big Wink to Governor Desantis for making summer fun cheaper for families!

Governor Ron DeSantis has announced a groundbreaking initiative: the Freedom Summer Sales Tax Holiday. Starting July 1st and lasting the entire month, this bold move will make essential summer items tax-free. And, in an added touch of generosity, admission to Florida State Parks will be free on Memorial Day Weekend.

While the federal government stumbles with high inflation and rising costs, Florida is stepping up. This is what smart fiscal policy looks like. Governor DeSantis is putting his money where his mouth is, offering real relief to hardworking families.

“Florida is stepping up to make summer more affordable for families,” said Governor DeSantis. That’s right, while Washington D.C. doles out empty promises, Florida delivers real savings.

And it’s not just about the money. It’s about the experience. Florida’s 175 state parks are nothing short of spectacular. Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Shawn Hamilton, proudly states, “Florida’s 175 award-winning state parks are second to none.” He encourages everyone to take advantage of these savings and explore the wonders of real Florida.

Here are the details: Starting Memorial Day Weekend, Florida State Parks will offer free admission from May 24-27, 2024. That’s right, free.

Then, come July, a wide range of items will be sales tax-free. From boating supplies to fishing gear, camping equipment to outdoor essentials, families can enjoy their summer without the added burden of sales tax. Want to go fishing? Tax-free bait and tackle. Planning a camping trip? Tax-free sleeping bags and tents. And for those perfect summer barbecues? Tax-free outdoor grills.

Here’s the list:

So, there you have it. While the rest of the country grapples with high costs and inflation, Florida is offering a reprieve. This is what leadership looks like.

Governor DeSantis is not just talking about helping families; he’s actually doing it. This summer, thanks to the Freedom Summer Sales Tax Holiday, Floridians can enjoy more and worry less. And that’s something we can all celebrate.


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