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Florida TaxWatch Applauds Reduction of Business Rent Tax in Governor's Proposed Tax Cuts

Statement from Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro

Florida TaxWatch is pleased that the Governor Scott has heeded the recommendations of our research to include a 25 percent reduction (1.5 points) in the business rent tax (BRT), saving Florida businesses more than $454 million a year. As the only state in the union with a tax on commercial leases, Florida is at a clear competitive disadvantage with other states.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1124)/Comments (0)/
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Statement on Major Victory for Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program and our Students

The battle at the Supreme Court would have been costly to Florida taxpayers.

This morning, the Florida Supreme Court declined to hear the teacher’s union lawsuit attacking Florida’s tax credit scholarship program. This is a huge victory for Florida families. These scholarships provide lower income families, most of whom are minorities, the opportunities to receive a high quality education and are funded through donations from businesses across the state.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1552)/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 (1145)/Comments (0)/
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Latest Florida TaxWatch Report Offers Snapshot of State’s Correctional System

The report is a crucial piece to better understand where improvements can be made.

With Florida’s prison population one of the largest in the country, lawmakers have made a concentrated push to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the state correctional system. The latest report by Florida TaxWatch, the state’s premier, non-partisan government watchdog, offers a detailed analysis of the state’s sentencing, incarceration, prisoner, and correctional budget histories, allowing policy makers and the public to identify areas in need of improvement regarding corrections.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1477)/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 (1130)/Comments (0)/
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