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Florida TaxWatch Statement About The Florida First Step Act

Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro released the following statement regarding Senator Jeff Brandes' Florida First Step Act –

Florida TaxWatch research has shown for ten years that smart justice initiatives will help reduce recidivism, increase public safety, expand opportunities for ex-offenders, and better the quality of life for Florida families, all while saving the state taxpayers tens of millions their hard-earned dollars. We encourage the Florida Legislature to join us in supporting The First Step Act, and we commend Senator Jeff Brandes for his commitment to smart justice.

 

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As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit government watchdog and taxpayer research institute for 40 years, the trusted eyes and ears of Florida taxpayers, Florida TaxWatch, works to improve the productivity and accountability of Florida government. Its research recommends productivity enhancements and explains the statewide impact of fiscal and economic policies and practices on citizens and businesses. 

Florida TaxWatch is supported by voluntary, tax-deductible donations and private grants, and does not accept government funding. Donations provide a solid, lasting foundation that has enabled Florida TaxWatch to bring about a more effective, responsive government that is more accountable to, and productive for, the citizens it serves since 1979. For more information, please visit http://www.floridataxwatch.org.

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