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Florida TaxWatch Announces Productivity Award Winners, Present Ashley Moody ‘Agency of the Year’ Award

On Monday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) announced the winners of the 2022 Florida TaxWatch Productivity Awards (TPA) program, which, for more than three decades, has recognized and rewarded the hard work and dedication of state...
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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...

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. 
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Florida TaxWatch Proposes Spending Cuts as Pandemic Impacts State Budget

Florida TaxWatch released a bevy of suggestions for state legislators to combat the pandemic, including spending cuts, returning money to taxpayers, collecting more revenue and protecting businesses to try and get them back to pre-pandemic levels.
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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. 

Florida TaxWatch Releases Guide to $92.3 Billion Budget Ron DeSantis Signed

The guide looks over the $92.27 billion budget which Gov. Ron DeSantis signed at the end of last month. DeSantis vetoed more than $1 billion from the budget the Legislature passed earlier in the year.

Tom Rooney Joins Palm Beach Atlantic University’s LeMieux Center

In addition to his role with the LeMieux Center, “Congressman Rooney also will serve as a distinguished lecturer in the Politics Department of the University’s School of Arts and Sciences, speak as part of the President’s Lyceum, and provide strategic counsel and planning for future LeMieux Center programs.” 

Pat Neal, George LeMieux Part of Florida TaxWatch’s New Leadership Team

Piyush Patel, the founder and CEO of KYRA Solutions, will serve as treasurer, and Jim Repp, the president and COO of AvMed Health Plans, takes over as secretary. 

Ron DeSantis Turns to Leading Florida Republicans to Lead Transition Team

DeSantis is also turning to some members of his own team to lead the transition effort.