October 24, 2014

Florida TaxWatch

Florida is poised to benefit from new intermodal centers

Expanding the state's ability to move goods and services efficiently will result in lower freight prices for Florida consumers and businesses. Read more »
Published on 10/20/2014

BudgetWatch: Despite budget surplus, lawmakers will face touch choices in 2015

Florida lawmakers are expected to have a small budget surplus when they come to Tallahassee in 2015. Read more »
Published on 10/15/2014

Florida's aging prisoner problem

Florida TaxWatch warns that the steadily growing elderly prison population in state facilities will require more costly medical care, resulting in additional budget concerns for an already struggling Department of Corrections. Read more »
Published on 10/7/2014

Northwest Florida's opportunities for growth

A look at the economy in Northwest Florida -- a region made up of 16 counties with three seaports, six military installations, many military contractors, and 1.4 million permanent residents. Read more »
Published on 9/24/2014

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

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