This week, as Congress increased the debt ceiling on a party-lines vote, U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., offered a proposal to cut the $480 billion that the ceiling was increased. “The bill, the Banana Stand Money Act, would fully repeal...
This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Navigating Federal Pandemic Relief: Following Billions in Stimulus Dollars, Where Do We Go From Here?” The report presents an analysis of the dollars allocated to Florida for the six stimulus packages Congress has passed...
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., joined a letter from Republican colleagues, led by U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, in sending a letter to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, and U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron...
Fiscal watchdogs are blowing the whistle on the $3.5 trillion spending proposal that the Biden administration and Democrats on Capitol Hill have been pushing. David Williams of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance offered his take on the spending. “From spending $79 billion...
This week, Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis addressed the Enterprise Florida, Inc.’s (EFI) September board meeting where he praised Gov. Ron DeSantis for his leadership and criticized the Biden administration’s proposed $3.5 trillion Public Infrastructure Bill, insisting...
On Monday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Beyond the Pandemic: Long-Term Changes and Challenges for Leisure and Hospitality in Florida,” the fifth installment in the taxpayer research institute’s “COVID-19 Legacy Series.” The report outlines the Leisure and Hospitality sector’s significant contributions...
On Monday, state Rep. Dan Daley, D-Coral Springs, filed a proposal to “offer a sales tax holiday on ENERGY STAR appliances and WaterSense products approved by the U.S. Department of Energy.” Daley called for the sales tax holiday to be...