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TaxWatch Statement: Governor Bush Pushes Responsible Budgeting and Veto Power, Touts Florida Experience

Florida TaxWatch commends Governor Bush for affirming his committment to responsible budgeting

Former Governor Bush announced his vision for America today, explaining how he plans to take on Washington. The cornerstone of his plan to curb excessive and irresponsible government spending is to implement Presidential veto power, a responsibility the Governor is familiar with thanks his bulldog approach to the Florida budget. 
Monday, July 20, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2156)/Comments (0)/
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TaxWatch Statement: TaxWatch Calls for Sentencing Review Following Obama's Commutation

Florida TaxWatch calls on lawmakers to review sentencing reform

This week, President Obama announced the commutation of 46 nonviolent federal offenders, offering them a second chance. Eleven of these offenders who will be released early from their prison sentences are Floridians who have a unique opportunity to re-assimilate into their communities and become productive taxpaying citizens in the Sunshine State.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2419)/Comments (0)/
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TaxWatch Statement: Lawmakers Had Funds For A Bigger Tax Cut

Final tax cut package leaves dollars on the table

While Florida TaxWatch appreciates the Legislature's $400 million tax cut package that included a much needed reduction in the prohibitively high Communications Services Tax, it is disappointing that lawmakers did not provide more relief to the state's hardworking taxpayers...

Tuesday, June 16, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2563)/Comments (0)/
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Taxpayers Deserve More Than Checking The Box

A Statement from President & CEO Dominic M. Calabro

"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...

Friday, April 24, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (3115)/Comments (0)/
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Bill Strengthens Florida's Inspectors General

A Statement from Dominic M. Calabro, President & CEO

The Florida Legislature has once again proven its commitment to increasing accountability in state government by ensuring the state's inspectors general are best equipped to serve the state's taxpayers as trusted, independent investigators...

Friday, April 17, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2856)/Comments (0)/
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Florida TaxWatch Applauds House Tax Cuts Proposal

House plan would cut taxes by $690 million

Statement from Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog:

"Today, the Florida House Finance and Tax Committee unveiled their plans to cut Floridians' taxes by $690 million this year. I commend the House leaders for their efforts to produce a broad-based tax cut package that will help save money for hardworking Florida families and the businesses that invest in our communities and provide jobs to our residents.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015/Author: TaxWatch Staff/Number of views (2577)/Comments (0)/
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