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Statement From Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro on Latest Budget Forecast

7

Sep

2016

Statement From Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro on Latest Budget Forecast

Lawmakers will have to be a bit more frugal with the money of the hard-working taxpayers of Florida during the upcoming Legislative Session. The latest budget forecast shows the state will have a surplus of only $7.5 million during the 2017-18 fiscal year. In order to craft a balanced budget while funding some of ...
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31

Aug

2016

Protect Taxpayers When Governments Spend Their Money on Contractors

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

When taxpayers pay for a road or a school, the expectations are clear – a new street that helps traffic move or a new building that safely houses our students. But so many services that taxpayers pay for are less tangible – helping children receive quality health care, giving ...

31

Aug

2016

Performance-Based Contracting Can Lead to More Successful Public Outcomes

Performance-based contracts promote accountability in public contracting.

Florida TaxWatch, the state’s premier non-profit, non-partisan government watchdog, highlights how performance-based contracting, or pay-for-performance, can increase efficiency and create successful outcomes in public sector contracting in its August 2016 Economic Commentary.  ...

25

Aug

2016

Latest Florida TaxWatch Report Highlights Importance of Juvenile Pre-Arrest Diversion Programs

The report makes recommendations for the Legislature to improve the state's existing programs.

The latest Florida TaxWatch report analyzes our state’s juvenile pre-arrest diversion (JPAD) programs and finds these programs are crucial to keeping juveniles from deeper involvement in the juvenile and criminal justice systems, leading to a decrease in recidivism and improved odds of ...

23

Aug

2016

College Football is a Touchdown for Florida’s Local and State Economies

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

It is Hurricane season in Florida. And Seminole season. And it’s also the season for the Gators and Rattlers and Bulls and many others. After a long hot summer, Floridians are eagerly awaiting the return of college football. Not only is college football great for the fans, it is also a ...

Florida TaxWatch Offers Guide To Help Voters Make An Informed Decision On ...

Understand what a "yes" or "no" vote means before you go to the polls.

Remember to Thank Principals Too During the First Week Back to School

Principals are an often overlooked group in the success of teachers and ...

Statement From Florida TaxWatch President And CEO Dominic M. Calabro On ...

Florida welcomed 57.4 million visitors over the first six months of 2016.

Florida TaxWatch Welcomes Health Care Expert Allison Wiman As Research Analyst

“Tampon Tax” Highlights Need to Review All Tax Exemptions

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