Statement from Florida TaxWatch re the Financial Impact Statement on the Constitutional Amendment “Right to Competitive Energy Market for Customers of Investor-Owned Utilities; Allowing Energy Choice”

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As the Financial Impact Statement notes, there are a number of revenue implications with the proposed electricity deregulation ballot amendment. The direction and magnitude of these were all analyzed by Florida TaxWatch, and are described in some detail in the longer Financial Impact Statement, but were unfortunately not clearly shown as significantly negative in the 75-word statement that will accompany the initiative on the ballot should it reach that point.  

Florida TaxWatch Report Shows That Point Of Care Testing Is Cost Effective And Efficient

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s premier, independent government watchdog of forty years, Florida TaxWatch, has released an independent analysis about the point-of-care testing and treatment of influenza and streptococcus. Legislation has been proposed that would permit pharmacists to diagnose and treat influenza and strep at community pharmacies, using point-of-care tests that have approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This has the potential to allow better patient experiences, improve the quality of care, and most importantly, encourage patients to take greater control of their medical conditions.

Florida TaxWatch Releases Quarterly Report for Broward SMART Program

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida TaxWatch, the state's nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute & government watchdog of forty years, has released its review of the Broward County School District's SMART Program report for the quarter ending December 31, 2018. The report includes 9 recommendations, which will be presented and discussed by Florida TaxWatch's Vice President of Research Bob Nave at the Bond Oversight Committee's March 4, 2019 meeting

Florida TaxWatch Report Shows That Constitutional Amendment On Energy Deregulation Will Have A Significant Negative Impact On State & Local Revenue

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida’s premier, independent government watchdog of forty years, Florida TaxWatch has released an independent analysis examining the financial impacts of a proposed constitutional amendment initiative that may appear on the November 2020 general election ballot that would (if approved) radically alter Florida’s electricity market. 

It Is Time To Make Florida A Technological Leader

By New Capitol IT, LLC Founder & President Chuck Cliburn and Florida TaxWatch President & CEO Dominic M. Calabro

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Technology has changed every aspect of our lives in many direct and tangible ways. All of us now routinely access information ranging from how to change a tire to how far Mercury is from Saturn in just a matter of seconds. Technology has changed how we communicate with each other, how we watch TV and listen to music, how we buy things and pay our bills, how we learn about things and how we find our way from point A to point B.