Recent TaxWatch Op-Eds

Economic Development Incentives Drive Jobs to Florida, Boost State Economy

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

Shaping up to be one of the biggest battles in the Legislature in many years, the fight on economic development incentives and tourism funding has been swirling throughout the halls of the Capitol the last few weeks. On one side are those who believe that taxpayer dollars should not be used to entice businesses and tourists to Florida; the other side sees these programs as crucial for creating jobs and boosting our economy.
Friday, February 17, 2017/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2067)/Comments (0)/
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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 (1877)/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 5, 2017/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1832)/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 (2166)/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 9, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2083)/Comments (0)/
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