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Florida TaxWatch Releases Report on How Pandemic is Changing the Workforce

The report highlights current workforce trends and the long-term ramifications for Florida’s future talent pipeline and workforce development, as well as the state’s economic growth and fiscal sustainability.

New Florida TaxWatch Report Stresses the Importance of Manufacturing Supply Chains

This week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Supply Chain Resiliency in the Face of Economic Disruption: Connex Florida as a Platform for Resilience,” a report which analyzes the importance and influence of supply chains in today’s economy, highlighting the impact that major disruptions – like the unprecedented global pandemic – can have, while also presenting Connex Florida as a practical solution to supply chain resiliency going forward.

Florida TaxWatch Looks at the Challenges K-12 Education Faces After the Pandemic

At the end of last week, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “Beyond the Pandemic: Long Term Changes and Challenges for K-12 Education in Florida,” a report and the second installment in the taxpayer research institute’s COVID-19 Legacy Series, which highlights the unprecedented disruptions in learning caused by COVID-19 and the concern for long-term economic and societal risks to students, families, and communities in Florida.

Florida TaxWatch Notes How Directed Payment Program (DPP) Can Address Medicaid Funding Gap

The FTW report evaluates the impact of COVID-19 on Florida’s Medicaid program and explores the use of Medicaid DPP as an option to minimize the gap between a hospital’s cost of care for Medicaid patients and the reimbursement the hospital actually receives.

Florida TaxWatch Looks at Health Care and the Economy After Pandemic

The analysis is the first installment in the taxpayer research institute’s COVID-19 Legacy Series, examining the impact of the pandemic on a particular focus area (like health) as well as the economic implications of those changes.

Florida TaxWatch Releases its List of Budget Turkeys

Since 1983, FTW has provided Floridians with­­ this additional level of oversight that identifies individual appropriations that circumvent a thoughtful and thorough budget process. The annual practice is based on the principle that, because funds appropriated by the Legislature belong to Florida taxpayers, the process must be transparent and accountable, and every appropriation should receive proper deliberation and public debate. 

Florida TaxWatch Looks at How Small Businesses Have Done During the Pandemic

On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released “The Backbone of the Economy: How Small Businesses in Florida Have Fared During the Pandemic.” The briefing outlines how Florida’s 2.7 million small businesses – which employ 3.5 million employees or roughly 41.7 percent of the private workforce – have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Florida TaxWatch Warns About Privacy Protection Act Before the Legislature

More than just affecting large technology firms, FTW noted that the proposal, which is being championed by state Sen. Jennifer Bradley, R-Orange Park, and state Rep. Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach, would affect companies across industries of varying size.
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Floridians Should Be ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ About Sunshine State’s Economy in 2021, Report Finds

This week, FTW unveiled “2021 Economic Preview: An Uncertain Yet Hopeful Year of Growth,” a report looking at the state’s economy. 

Tony Carvajal Takes Over as Executive Vice President of Florida TaxWatch

Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro weighed in on his organization’s changes on Wednesday.

Florida TaxWatch Looks at Consumer Confidence During the COVID-19 Pandemic

FTW unveiled “Confidence and Coronavirus: How Consumers Feel About Florida’s Economy” on Monday. 
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George LeMieux Takes Over as Chairman of Florida TaxWatch Board of Trustees

LeMieux takes over from former state Sen. Pat Neal.