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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. 

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 Offers its Annual Look at Budget Turkeys

On Thursday, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released its annual turkey list, signaling out parts of the budget. FTW has been releasing the report since 1986 and it turned its attention to this year’s budget, noting that member projects continue to hinder it. 

Florida TaxWatch: Sunday is Taxpayer Independence Day for Floridians

“Taxpayer Independence Day, calculated by Florida TaxWatch, accepts that every dollar earned since January 1 goes to pay federal, state, and local obligation,” the group noted on Thursday as it showcased a new report on the subject.

Preparing Now for the 2020 Census Really Counts

While most know that the decennial Census is the basis for apportioning representation in Congress and state legislatures, few people realize that it also determines how much of the hundreds of billions of dollars in annual federal program funding goes to each state.