September 21, 2014

Florida TaxWatch

Florida TaxWatch and FSU's Learning Systems Institute name Florida's top six principals

The Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance & Accountability and the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University announced the top six performing principals in Florida's high-risk public schools. Read more »
Published on 9/4/2014

Football wins equal big bucks for Florida

On the precipice of college football kickoff, a new report from Florida TaxWatch highlights the economic benefits of Florida's seven Division I NCAA football teams. Read more »
Published on 8/28/2014

Florida's total revenue collections expected to surpass pre-recession high

When the 2015 Legislature convenes in Tallahassee, it is expected to have nearly $30 billion in General Revenue to create the state budget for FY 2015-16, according to a Budget Watch from Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 8/22/2014

Florida groups form pension reform coalition

Florida's influential business advocates and policy groups have formed Taxpayers for Sustainable Pensions, a coalition dedicated to achieving municipal pension reform. Read more »
Published on 8/12/2014

More Florida visitors pay off with jobs

Florida TaxWatch quantifies the jobs created by increased Florida tourism. Read more »
Published on 8/4/2014

Report shows Florida seaports' governance model on par with global leaders

How Florida's seaports compare to U.S. and international models Read more »
Published on 7/31/2014

Analysis: Florida 2014 legislation will reduce revenue by $550 million

Both state and local coffers will shrink as a result of legislation that was passed earlier this year. Read more »
Published on 7/28/2014

Florida's mid-year job growth steady

In mid-July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that 37,400 jobs were created in Florida in June, more net new jobs than any other state in the U.S. Read more »
Published on 7/23/2014

Florida's aircraft manufacturing industry taking off

Florida's booming aircraft manufacturing industry is helping to diversify the state, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch Florida is the most attractive state for aircraft manufacturing, illustrated by the number of industry companies relocating to the state. Read more »
Published on 7/10/2014

Florida's fresh fruit & vegetable production

Florida's favorable agricultural climate positions the state as the second largest produce exporter in the nation, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 6/30/2014

International buyers bolster Florida's housing market

The analysis from Florida TaxWatch projects that Florida is estimated to sell more than 60,000 homes to international buyers through 2016. Read more »
Published on 6/20/2014

The rise of commuter rails in Florida

The current commuter train projects in Florida have generated some economic activity and job growth in Central and South Florida, though major concerns exist for residents living and working near the rail lines and many taxpayers around the state. Read more »
Published on 5/29/2014

Budget Turkey Report for 2014

Florida taxpayers are set to pay $120 million for projects inserted into the budget and not publicly vetted by lawmakers next year, according to the 2014 Budget Turkey Report t from Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 5/23/2014

Legislative Wrap-Up: What passed and failed for Florida taxpayers in 2014

A new report from Florida TaxWatch highlights the final status and fiscal implications of major legislation considered during the 2014 Legislative Session. Read more »
Published on 5/8/2014

New home construction in Florida indicates growing economy

Housing starts lead the state's economy. Read more »
Published on 4/23/2014

It's Taxpayer Independence Day!

It's Taxpayer Independence Day! Read more »
Published on 4/22/2014

Budget Watch: Comparing Florida's House & Senate Budgets

Florida TaxWatch "Budget Watch" report reveals many significant differences between the House and Senate spending plans, which will have to be ironed out in the last two weeks of session. Read more »
Published on 4/18/2014

Florida overcriminalization costs taxpayers, hurts public safety

Florida could save significant corrections costs by reducing prison sentences for nonviolent offenders, according to data analysis in a new report from Florida TaxWatch. The report, Overcriminalization In Florida, calls... Read more »
Published on 4/9/2014

Florida's growing Alzheimer's population requires more research

Special report, "Florida's Looming Alzheimer's Crisis," calls for additional research into Alzheimer's to prepare for the state's aging population and to seek a viable preventative treatment. Read more »
Published on 4/4/2014

Florida legislative tax cut proposals have big differences

The competing House and Senate tax cut proposals have many differences that need to be worked out, but there are beneficial provisions in both plans. Read more »
Published on 4/2/2014

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