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Economic Development Incentives Drive Jobs to Florida, Boost State Economy

February 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Shaping up to be one of the biggest battles in the Legislature in many years, the fight on economic development incentives and tourism funding has been swirling throughout the halls of the Capitol the last few weeks. On one side are those who believe that taxpayer dollars should not be used to entice businesses and tourists to Florida; the other side sees these programs as crucial for creating jobs and boosting our economy. 

Keeping Cigars in the Cigar City

January 18, 2017 - 6:00am

Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But sometimes doing nothing is the best option. We hope newly-elected lawmakers understand that less government intrusion is often the key to keeping the American Dream alive.

Floridians Deserve an Accountable and Transparent Budgeting Process

March 1, 2016 - 3:45pm

While most Floridians are working and going to school this week, elected officials in Tallahassee are considering how to spend an eye-popping $80 billion of your hard-earned tax money. That’s nearly $4,000 for every adult and child in the Sunshine State.

It is Time to Free Professionals and Technology to Provide Better and More Affordable Health-Care for Floridians

February 3, 2016 - 10:30am

Florida TaxWatch has been a leader in making sure residents of the Sunshine State have access to affordable health care options,‭ ‬saving millions of dollars and countless lives.

Expanding Job Opportunities for Non-Violent Offenders

January 20, 2016 - 12:15pm

 With more than‭ ‬100,000‭ ‬inmates‭ ‬behind bars,‭ ‬Florida’s correctional population is among the largest in the United States.‭ 

Floridians Have Historic Opportunity to Control Their Government

December 8, 2015 - 3:45pm

While virtually every Floridian has some interaction with state government,‭ ‬it is easy for the average citizen to feel distanced from the political process of Tallahassee.‭ ‬And it can be easy for our elected leaders to feel distanced from their constituents if they do not regularly hear from the voters.

But every Floridian has a unique opportunity to share suggestions on how to make their state government more efficient and effective.

Taxpayers Deserve More Than Checking The Box

April 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

Florida taxpayers and their children are facing more than $10.5 billion in debt due to increasingly rich and consistently over-promised government pensions.

Bill Nelson, Help Us Keep Government's Hands Off of the Internet

May 22, 2014 - 6:00pm

My college-age children often ask me, How did you make it through school without the Internet?

YES to Amendment 10, Which Would Benefit Small Businesses, Help Create Jobs

October 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

While this year provides Florida voters with one of the longest ballots in quite some time, there is only one amendment that Florida TaxWatch has endorsed.

YES on Amendment 2, a Small Way to Reward Elderly Veterans Who Sacrificed for Our Country

September 19, 2012 - 6:00pm

Florida has a history of providing property tax relief to veterans, disabled persons and the elderly.


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