Florida TaxWatch Announces Tomorrow, Fri., April 9 Marks 2021 Florida Taxpayer Independence Day

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Today, Florida TaxWatch announced that tomorrow, Fri., April 9 marks the 2021 Florida Taxpayer Independence Day. This symbolic occasion assumes that every dollar Floridians earned since the start of the year goes to pay federal, state, and local taxes, but now, they will finally begin earning for themselves. This year, it took Florida taxpayers an average of 98 days, or more than three months, to satisfy their tax obligations.

Florida TaxWatch Analyzes Efforts to Replace Existing Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS)

The stagnant and time-consuming process comes at considerable taxpayer expense and emphasizes the need for a complete overhaul of the state procurement process

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Florida TaxWatch, the trusted eyes and ears of Florida taxpayers, released Calling All Cars? Florida’s Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS-2) Underscores the Need for Procurement Reform, a detailed analysis of efforts made to replace the aging Statewide Law Enforcement Radio System (SLERS) equipment and ensure law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders can communicate quickly and effectively.

Comments to the Honorable Kathleen Passidomo, Chair, and Members of the Senate Rules Committee Regarding SB 1734 – Consumer Data Privacy

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Our economic research team evaluated the impact of the data privacy bills introduced this year and found that though it may promote some level of consumer privacy, as introduced, the bills in their current form would disproportionately affect small businesses and expose Florida employers to significant costs and economic risks.

Florida TaxWatch Warns Against Florida’s Proposed Privacy Protection Act’s Unintended Consequences, Recommends Economic Study

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Although the data privacy legislation would create economic value and privacy for consumers, many businesses and taxpayers are concerned about its expansive nature and unintended consequences. This independent analysis simply provides the facts that can enable the legislation to target its intended audience without unintentionally hurting many small and mid-size Florida businesses and non-profit organizations.