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The Hanky Has Dropped: At End Of Session, Florida TaxWatch Commends Lawmaker’s Movement On ...

11

Mar

2016

The Hanky Has Dropped: At End Of Session, Florida TaxWatch Commends Lawmaker’s Movement On ...

With the traditional hanky drop, the 2016 Legislative session has officially come to a close. The Legislature avoided a Special Session this year, approving the $82.349 billion state budget, which will fund various state agencies and critical needs for all Floridians.
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10

Mar

2016

Floridians’ Tax Burden Remains Complex Mix of Low State Taxes and Higher Local Taxes

The state's local and state combined tax burden is ranked 38th in the nation.

Floridians’ tax burden remains lower than most states, despite local government taxes that are higher than average, according to the 2016 edition of Florida TaxWatch’s How Florida Compares: Taxes. The report helps Floridians understand how state revenues stack up against the rest of ...

8

Mar

2016

Statement On The Release Of Florida’s Fiscal Year 2016-17 Budget

Florida TaxWatch will be analyzing the budget in advance of our Budget ...

With the release of the fiscal year 2016-17 budget, lawmakers now have 72 hours to read the final proposed budget prior to voting. The Tax and Budget Reform Commission, with the urging of Florida TaxWatch, was instrumental in enacting the constitutionally required 72 hour “cooling ...

8

Mar

2016

Florida TaxWatch Applauds The Confirmations Of Cissy Proctor And Tom Delacenserie

These appointments are excellent choices for the future of Florida.

Florida TaxWatch has long committed itself to making Florida’s state government more cost-efficient for taxpayers and understands the best way to achieve this goal is to have highly proficient and dedicated public servants who create tremendous value for all Floridians.

7

Mar

2016

Statement On Passage Of Bill Addressing Mental Health And Substance Abuse Services In Florida

The bill implements a “No Wrong Door” system that will optimize care for ...

Earlier today, the Florida House passed Senate Bill 12. This legislation aligns with Florida TaxWatch recommendations that call for Florida’s behavioral health managing entities to be continuously and properly funded.  SB 12 aims to improve behavioral health processes around the state ...

Statement on The Passage Of The House Tax Package To The Senate Floor

The tax cut package totals $129 million in relief for Floridians.

Statement On Senate Bill Addressing Scope Of Practice For Advanced ...

Expanding scope of practice would provide Floridians with more ...

Floridians Deserve an Accountable And Transparent Budgeting Process

Floridians deserve to know how their money is being appropriated.

Florida TaxWatch Welcomes New Chief Economist Dr. Robert D. Cruz

Plummeting Gas Prices Pump Consumer’s Money Back Into Their Pockets, Boost Other Industry Sectors

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