ICYMI: Florida TaxWatch Analysis Shows $8.3 Billion in COVID-19 Disaster Relief for Florida

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – An analysis completed by Florida TaxWatch (FTW) has shown that the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” (H.R. 748), which today passed the U.S. House of Representatives and is set for President Donald Trump’s approval, will provide more than $8 billion in federal aid to Florida, including up to $3.7 billion for local governments, as the state responds to the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19.

Florida TaxWatch Releases 2020 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released its 2020 Florida Legislative Session Wrap-Up and highlighted the passage of 11 legislative priorities supported by FTW during the recent session. Throughout the 2020 Legislative Session, lawmakers in the Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate came together to pass 210 bills, including the General Appropriations Act (HB 5001), setting the state budget at a record $93.2 billion. Last week, FTW issued a statement urging the Florida Legislature to cut spending on member projects to bolster the state’s ability to respond to the Coronavirus pandemic.