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Published on Monday, November 23, 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 CEO of Florida TaxWatch. "Florida TaxWatch will continue to urge the Governor and the Legislature to include other cost savings and policy improvements in the final budget, such as those included in the 2015 Florida TaxWatch Government Efficiency report, which will result in billions of dollars of savings for Florida taxpayers for years to come.

“Florida’s manufacturing sector is vital to diversify and strengthen the state economy and provides high-wage jobs and a stable income stream,” said Calabro. “Governor Scott’s commitment to protecting the manufacturing machinery and equipment sales tax exemption will help Florida secure the nation’s best destination for businesses.”

The Florida TaxWatch report, “Manufacturing Tax Exemption Critical for Economic Growth and Diversification Efforts,” can be read here.

The 2015 Florida TaxWatch Government Efficiency report can be read here.

Florida TaxWatch will be preparing a detailed review of the Governor’s budget.

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