Recent TaxWatch Op-Eds

Keeping Cigars in the Cigar City

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But, sometimes, doing nothing is the best option. We hope that newly-elected lawmakers understand that less government intrusion is often the key to keeping the American Dream alive.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1067)/Comments (0)/
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In Tight Budget Year, Lawmakers Must Commit to Government Efficiency

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

As the next legislative session approaches, Florida lawmakers face an uphill battle in funding critical government services while trying to sustain the state’s economic success.

Thursday, January 05, 2017/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1053)/Comments (0)/
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Tax Credit Scholarships Save Florida Money

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

It is understandable that new forms of public education — whether they are magnet schools, charters, virtual schooling or dual enrollment — can cause anxiety. The conversation around the teachers union lawsuit to shut down the tax credit scholarship program for low-income children has produced a lot of heat but has shed very little light on the issue. And the issue underlying the lawsuit is allowing parents of disadvantaged students to choose the best educational option that permits their children to reach new levels of academic achievement.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1184)/Comments (0)/
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Time to Even the Playing Field for Small Businesses

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

Small businesses truly are this nation’s backbone. They account for 94 percent of all the country’s businesses and are owned by a diverse array of Americans from all backgrounds. The ability to build a small business is the cornerstone of the American dream.

Friday, December 09, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1230)/Comments (0)/
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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 prisoners the tools to stay away from crime upon release, protecting the state’s most  vulnerable children and adults with support and assistance.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1566)/Comments (0)/
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