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Florida Students Deserve Higher Bar for Accountability

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Nov

2015

Florida Students Deserve Higher Bar for Accountability

Florida students deserve the chance to succeed in their education, their careers and their lives. Measuring how well our schools are doing is critical to their success. For years, Florida has had clear and transparent school grades. These grades have been used not only to grade our schools, but to provide support ...
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25

Nov

2015

Gobbling Up Sales: The Economic Impact Of Thanksgiving And The Start Of Holiday Shopping

This time of year is a big boost to business revenues and state coffers.

Thanksgiving for most people often invokes images of family gatherings, turkey, and football. But for retailers, it invokes images of large crowds of shoppers and dollar signs. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday are cash cows for businesses, particularly the retail and food industries. ...

24

Nov

2015

Florida’s Fiscal Strength Ranked 5th Best In Nation

The state's fiscal health grants it financial freedom moving forward.

A recent study by George Mason University’s Mercatus Center reviewed the fiscal health of the United States, breaking down each state individually for comparison across several standardized metrics. In this month’s Economic Commentary, Florida TaxWatch analyzed the study and provided ...

23

Nov

2015

Statement From Dominic M. Calabro, President And CEO Of Florida Taxwatch On Governor Rick Scott’s Budget Plan For Fiscal Year 2016-17

The Governor announced his proposed budget for fiscal year 2016-17 this morning in Jacksonville.

“The Governor’s budget includes smart, targeted tax cuts to stimulate business growth while investing in critical areas like child protection and education to ensure all Floridians have the opportunity to pursue success in school and in life," said Dominic M. Calabro, President and ...

18

Nov

2015

Florida Taxwatch Welcomes Joe Follick As Director Of Communications and External Relations

Follick brings two decades of communications and media experience to Florida ...

To continue our mission of sharing high quality, independent research and analysis with Florida’s taxpayers and public officials, Florida TaxWatch is proud to announce Joe Follick has joined our team as Director of Communications and External Relations

Florida's Most Vulnerable Children Deserve More Focused Help

New Florida TaxWatch report calls for more resources to protect vulnerable ...

Manufacturing Tax Exemption Critical for Economic Growth and Diversification ...

Allowing the manufacturing tax exemption to sunset could have negative ...

Medical Residencies Key to Addressing Florida’s Physician Shortage

In order to improve health care, Florida must attract younger physicians.

Despite Surplus, Florida Faces Budget Challenges

Diverse investment options allow for sustainable South Florida growth

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