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Statement From Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro on the Passing of Charlie Reed

Reed was 75.

Charlie was a highly effective Chancellor of Florida's universities and public leader for the taxpayers of the Sunshine State for many decades. Florida and its taxpayers are certainly much better off because of the leadership and effective management skills of Charlie Reed. It was my pleasure and honor to have been his friend for more than 30 years and his loss is a loss for me personally, all Floridians and everyone who cares about education and public service.
Friday, December 09, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1446)/Comments (0)/
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Statement on Appointment of Syd Kitson to the Board Of Governors of the State University System from Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro

Syd Kitson is the immediate past Chairman of the Florida TaxWatch Center for Health and Aging

Governor Rick Scott could not have made a better choice than selecting my friend and Florida TaxWatch leader Syd Kitson to serve on the Board of Governors of the State University System. Syd was highly effective serving as the innovative Chairman of the TaxWatch Center for Health & Aging, helping TaxWatch be a leader in securing legislation on Telehealth and expanded scope of practice for nurse and allied health professionals in the 2016 Legislative Session.
Friday, December 09, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1589)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch Taps Suntrust’s David Mann as New Chairman

Additionally, TaxWatch welcomed new members to the Board of Trustees.

Florida TaxWatch, the state’s premier non-profit, non-partisan research institute and government watchdog, named its new chairman and welcomed new board members at its 37th Annual Board Meeting on November 17th.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2723)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch: Florida PTA Dropping Out of Lawsuit is Good News for Florida Children

Statement from Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro

The Florida PTA is dropping out of the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit targeting a tax credit funded scholarship program and this is excellent news 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. The Florida PTA joins Florida School Boards Association and the Florida Association of School Administrators in dropping out of the lawsuit.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1790)/Comments (0)/
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Florida Taxwatch Recognizes Top Principals in High-Risk Schools

Three winners from Broward, Washington and Miami-Dade Counties receive $5,000 for their exemplary work helping students succeed .

Principals are critical leaders in the education system. They are effective managers, role models and are the face of the school to families and taxpayers. For these reasons and many more, Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit public policy research institute, is proud to have established the Principal Leadership Awards program in 2013 to identify Florida’s most effective principals in K-12 public schools.

This year’s top performing principals who have helped students achieve in Florida’s high-risk public schools were recognized on Thursday, November 17th, at the 4th Annual Florida TaxWatch Principal Leadership Awards at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando.
Friday, November 18, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2121)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch Applauds House Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran for His Support of More Transparency in Budgeting Process

Statement from Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro

For nearly four decades, Florida TaxWatch has called for transparency in the budget process with our annual “turkey list” which highlights items that were inserted into the state budget with no opportunity for public review.
Thursday, November 10, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1677)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch Checks Out The Buzz About Declining Bees In Latest Report

The bee population has rapidly declined in the last 60 plus years.

The latest Florida TaxWatch Economic Commentary reports that the United States’s bee population has fallen from about 6 million colonies in the 1947 to just 2.5 million today. Because more than a third of the world’s diet relies on pollinated crops, this dramatic population decline has already stung the food supply chain.
Monday, October 31, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1812)/Comments (0)/
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Statement From Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro on House Speaker-Designate Corcoran’s Review of Sanford Burnham

Corcoran has called out Sanford Burnham for misusing taxpayer funds.

We appreciate and support House Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran’s efforts to recover taxpayer money provided to Sanford Burnham. The California-based institute received $350 million in incentives from local and state taxpayers yet failed to create all the jobs it promised before announcing earlier this year that it was withdrawing from the state. This includes nearly $155 million in incentives funded by state taxpayers.
Friday, October 28, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2464)/Comments (0)/
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Telehealth Momentum Grows After Florida TaxWatch Leadership

The Telehealth Advisory Council met for the first time earlier this month.

For years now, Florida TaxWatch has been a leader in calling for the expansion of telehealth in Florida. In addition to releasing numerous high-quality research reports on telehealth, TaxWatch has presented our research to the Legislature, spoken with elected officials and held summits featuring world-class speakers on this issue.
Thursday, October 27, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (1730)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch Announces Top Principals in High-Risk Schools

Nine have been recognized.

Today, Florida TaxWatch announced this year’s top performing principals, who help students achieve in Florida’s high-risk public schools. These nine principals will be recognized on November 17th, 2016 at the 4th Annual Florida TaxWatch Principal Leadership Awards in Orlando. At this ceremony, three will take home top honors and an additional cash prize for their work with Florida students.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2444)/Comments (0)/
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