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