Florida TaxWatch Publica la Guía del Votante de 2020 sobre las Enmiendas Propuestas en las Boletas Electorales

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Hoy, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) publicó la Guía del Votante de 2020 de Florida que proporciona a los contribuyentes análisis y recomendaciones de votación para cada una de las seis enmiendas constitucionales propuestas que aparecerán en la boleta electoral durante las elecciones generales el 3 de noviembre de 2020. Al analizar cada enmienda propuesta, FTW consideró el impacto de estas, los argumentos presentados por las partes a favor y por las partes en contra de su implementación, el impacto fiscal en los contribuyentes de Florida y su idoneidad como enmienda constitucional. Como parte de la Guía para el Votante de 2020, FTW también incluyó una página de notas para que los votantes anoten sus propios pensamientos sobre estos temas y se la lleven a las urnas.

Florida TaxWatch: Florida Space Coast Economies Fueled by Revitalized Space Program, Private Investment

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released its latest economic commentary, The Economic Impact of a Rebounded and Revitalized Space Program on Florida’s Space Coast, examining the impact on local economies of the federal Space Shuttle Program’s discontinuation, and the subsequent revival of the space industry in Florida thanks to private investment.

Florida TaxWatch Releases Voter Guide for 2020 Constitutional Amendment Ballot Proposals

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released the 2020 Florida Taxpayers’ Voter Guide to Florida’s Constitutional Amendments providing taxpayers with independent analysis and voting recommendations for each of the six proposed constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot during the 2020 general election. In analyzing each proposed amendment, FTW considered the impact of the amendment, the arguments made by parties both for and against its implementation, the amendment’s fiscal impact on Florida taxpayers, and its appropriateness as a constitutional amendment. As a part of the 2020 Voter Guide, FTW also includes the full text of each proposed amendment and a notes page for voters to jot down their own thoughts on these issues and take it with them to the polls.

Florida TaxWatch Analysis of Amendment 2: Florida's $15 Minimum Wage Initiative

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released a special report, Amendment 2: Florida’s $15 Minimum Wage Initiative analyzing the impacts on businesses and taxpayers of Florida’s $15 minimum wage initiative which will go before the voters this November as Amendment 2. In this report, TaxWatch finds a fundamental problem with increasing the minimum hourly wage to $15 is that while intended to create winners, it creates many more unintended losers, creating the potential for detrimental effects on taxpayers, small business, and low-skill workers. A 2019 report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that while implementing a federal $15 minimum wage could raise 1.3 million Americans out of poverty, as many as 3.7 million Americans who would otherwise be employed would be jobless as a result.

Florida TaxWatch: AHCA Medicaid Contract Shows Urgent Need for State Procurement Reform

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch (FTW) released its latest briefing, It Is Time to Overhaul the State Procurement System, providing robust recommendations for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) to increase contract oversight and safeguard taxpayer dollars for large-scale, multi-year state contracts. These recommendations follow AHCA’s recent announcement of a $135 million bid award to Deloitte Consulting for the agency’s Medicaid Enterprise Data Warehouse project. Prior to this bid award announcement, Gov. DeSantis ordered an investigation into Deloitte Consulting and its management of Florida’s unemployment system in May 2020. The investigation is ongoing and led by the Office of the Chief Inspector General.