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Florida TaxWatch Releases Report on Teaching Shortage in the Sunshine State

On Monday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Are Floridians Ready to Go Back to School? Not Without More Teachers...” The report analyzes Florida’s pervasive teacher shortage, outlining potential causes, from compensation to mental health, and the...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at How Childcare Impacts the State’s Economy

On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released a briefing entitled “How Childcare Impacts the State’s Economy and Shapes Florida’s Workforce.” The report presents an analysis of the impact of accessible childcare on Florida’s workforce participation and...

Florida TaxWatch Highlights Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

On Wednesday, Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro weighed in on the Back-to-School sales tax holiday beginning Monday, July 25 and ending Sunday, August 7, 2022. “The annual Back-to-School sales tax holiday is a...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at 2020 Census Undercount, How it Impacts Businesses and Taxpayers

On Tuesday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Looking Back at Census 2020: What Florida’s Business and Community Leaders Need to Know.” The report builds on the taxpayer research institute’s extensive work on the 2020 Census, focusing...
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Florida TaxWatch Releases Taxpayer Guide to the Sunshine State’s 2022-23 Budget

This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “The Taxpayers’ Guide to Florida’s FY2022-23 State Budget,” providing an overview of Florida’s Fiscal Year 2022-23 state budget, which was passed by the Florida Legislature during the 2022...

Florida TaxWatch: New Sales Tax Holidays Will Help Families Across the Sunshine State

This week, Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro weighed in on four sales tax holidays beginning Friday, July 1, 2022 – Freedom Week, Energy Star Appliances, Diapers and Baby Clothes, and Home Hardening. “Florida...
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Florida TaxWatch Releases Report Looking at Manufacturing’s Impact on the State’s Economy

On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released an economic commentary entitled “Built for Success: Manufacturing’s Role in Florida’s Economy.” The report evaluates the significant impact of manufacturing on Florida’s economy and outlines opportunities for growth, which...
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Florida TaxWatch Looks at Educational Attainment in Florida, the Benefits of Postsecondary Learning and...

This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released a new report entitled “The Economic and Fiscal Impacts of Education and Training Beyond High School in Florida,” which assesses the rate of educational attainment in Florida and...

Ron DeSantis Signs $109.9 Billion Budget, Vetoes More Than $3 Billion

This week, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the state budget, vetoing more than $3 billion while putting in place $109.9 billion in state spending, both record-high amounts. The budget DeSantis signed is $10 billion larger than...

Florida TaxWatch Looks at Economic Impact of International Trade in Florida, Finds Growth Opportunities

Last week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released an economic commentary entitled “International Trade as a Catalyst for Florida’s Economy.” The report outlines changes in Florida’s international trade over time – underscoring the influence of the COVID-19...

Florida TaxWatch Releases Report Comparing Sunshine State’s 67 Counties

This week, during Florida TaxWatch’s (FTW) spring meeting in Tampa, the taxpayer research institute released “2022 How Counties Compare.” Complementing the larger “How Florida Compares” research series, this report analyzes Florida’s 67 counties and the...
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Florida TaxWatch Finds 166 Budget Turkeys Worth $281 Million, Wants DeSantis to Review $2...

On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released its “2022 Budget Turkey Watch Report,” an independent review of the state’s Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget. Since 1983, FTW has provided Floridians with­­ this additional level of oversight that...
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