April 25, 2014

Florida TaxWatch

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

Commercializing Florida's public research

Florida is investing in developing companies from products and processes that have been invented at Florida's universities and publicly-funded research institutes and that are improving and saving lives. Read more »
Published on 3/26/2014

Changing class size limits in Florida best for students, taxpayers

Changing class size limits in grades 4 through 12 could save Florida $10 billion, says a new report from Florida TaxWatch. Read more »
Published on 3/25/2014

Report: Pay raises for State Attorneys and Public Defenders would save taxpayer money

Florida's Assistant State Attorneys and Assistant Public Defenders are significantly undercompensated, as shown in findings from a Florida TaxWatch research report. Read more »
Published on 3/19/2014

Expanding telemedicine reduces costs, improves access to care

A special report from Florida TaxWatch Read more »
Published on 3/6/2014

University Research Parks in Florida

Florida is home to more university research parks than any other state in the nation. They are an important part of Florida's innovation economy, because they create high-skilled, high-wage jobs, and keep Florida graduates in the state. Read more »
Published on 2/27/2014

Economic Report on Florida's 2013 Job Growth

A special economic report from Florida TaxWatch on Florida's economy in 2013. The report shows how Florida continues to produce private sector jobs at a rate much higher than in 2011 and 2012. For the first time in three years, job gains were noted in all private sector categories. Read more »
Published on 1/30/2014

Florida TaxWatch honors six top-performing principals in Florida high-risk schools

The Florida TaxWatch Center for Educational Performance & Accountability, in partnership with the Learning Systems Institute at Florida State University, honored the six recipients of the 2014 Elite Principals Awards. Read more »
Published on 1/23/2014

Growing Florida's Startup Companies

Opportunities abound for Florida to encourage the growth and expansion of startups. As they become more successful, the companies and their principals and investor groups can also mentor young entrepreneurs. Read more »
Published on 12/17/2013

The Effect of Changes in the National Flood Insurance Program on Florida

Last year, the U.S. Congress passed the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which extends the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for five years and makes changes to the program's major components, including flood insurance, flood hazard mapping, grants, and management of floodplains. [November 2013] Read more »
Published on 11/20/2013

What the Government Shutdown & Debt Ceiling Crisis Mean to Florida

The general downside of the shutdown and debt ceiling crisis is that it may cause a drop in revenue collections, a risky situation for Florida's upcoming budget projections. [October 2013] Read more »
Published on 10/15/2013

Fishing in Florida: A $5 billion dollar business

An look at the economic impact fishing -- in all its forms -- has on Florida [August 2013] Read more »
Published on 8/27/2013

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