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College Football Success Could Yield More Academically Competitive Universities

Success on the field can boost academic standing off the field

College football victories are associated with better student recruitment, according to a recent report from Florida TaxWatch. The Economic Commentary highlights the residual academic benefits experienced by universities with winning sports teams.
Monday, August 31, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2039)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch’s New Staff Will Bolster Efforts to Inform Policymakers and Taxpayers

New staff members seek to support the mission of Florida TaxWatch

To better educate Florida’s taxpayers and public officials using high quality, independent research and analysis, Florida TaxWatch has added several new members to its respected team.
Thursday, August 27, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (3804)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch Provides Assistance to Broward Schools’ Bond Oversight Committee

Florida TaxWatch to provide governance recommendations

Statement from Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro about Florida TaxWatch’s independent watchdog role with the Broward County Schools’ Bond Oversight Committee.

Thursday, August 27, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (3070)/Comments (0)/
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Growing Economy Means More Money for 2016-17 State Budget

Increased tax collections playing a large role

State economists predict lawmakers will have $657.5 million more than previously anticipated for the next state budget. The latest General Revenue (GR) forecast shows the state's GR fund is expected to reach $31.6 billion for the 2016-17 budget year. The growing available funds mean recurring revenues exceed current recurring expenses by $1.6 billion.
Thursday, August 20, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2146)/Comments (0)/
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Florida the New High-Tech Frontier

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

Silicon Valley is synonymous with global technology, but could Florida be the next frontier? A new high-tech hub being developed outside Orlando will thrust the Sunshine State into the global advanced manufacturing industry, and promises high-skill jobs, new capital and the influence of a multibillion dollar industry.
Sunday, June 14, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1619)/Comments (0)/
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Taxpayers Deserve More Than Checking The Box

By Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

Florida taxpayers and their children are facing more than $10.5 billion in debt due to increasingly rich and consistently over-promised government pensions.

These obligations will be paid by taxpayers who don't have access to similar benefits in the private sector, because pension plan beneficiaries take on no risk, yet the taxpayers indemnify losses. State laws have forced hard-working taxpayers into larger losses because of their mandates to increase required local government benefits.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1616)/Comments (0)/
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