October 1, 2014

Florida TaxWatch

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

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

How to Do Florida State Parks
How to Do Florida State Parks

From traditional outings to modern, high-tech adventures, there's something for everyone at Florida's State Parks.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Comic-book and gaming stores are expanding across Florida. The state's major comic & video game themed conventions continue to generate increased interest and revenue. What's your level of participation in the world of comics & gaming?

  • All in! I love gaming and/or comics! We're in a new Golden Age of entertainment!
  • I manage the occasional game or graphic novel, from time to time...
  • Does Candy Crush count?
  • Are you kidding? I don't have time for any of that stuff...

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe