By 2030, Florida is expected to need an additional 4,671 primary care physicians. This shortage ultimately will result in limited access to care (especially in rural areas), higher healthcare costs, and reducing the quality of life for all. Floridians will start to experience the effects in the foreseeable future if a solution is not implemented. A proven cost-effective solution is to remove overly restrictive statutory barriers and allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their education and training.
Florida has a history of trying to woo people and businesses to move to the Sunshine State, and it appears to be working. In addition to its many other selling points, Florida has also had the reputation of being a low-tax state. Recent federal tax law changes have made our state even more attractive from a tax standpoint to many Americans.
The Space Coast of Florida was once the center of the universe; however, since the historic mission fifty years ago, the region has gone through significant change.
Reaction and explanation of SCOTUS decision from Robert Weissert, Esq. and Kurt Wenner
With an audit nearing completion, state DMS reported today that 1,825 ineligible dependents have been dropped from the SGIP, saving close to $9.5 million.
FloridaMakes, a statewide partnership designed to improve the productivity and technological performance of manufacturers, is making the Sunshine State more competitive.
Greyhound racing and other pari-mutuels still stirring debate after all of these years.
Will South Florida have what it takes to lure the tech giant?
The CRC is considering an amendment to allow class size to be measured at school level
Expect a report in October on this very important issue.
The water quality problems in the Indian River Lagoon and St. Lucie River estuaries will not be solved by solely focusing on discharges from Lake Okeechobee.
New federal rules to expand federal student loan forgiveness for certain borrowers have been suspended by the U.S. Department of Education, pending further review.
According to a July 2017 report by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, Florida’s charter school sector is one of the largest and fastest-improving in the nation.
For the first time in the 88 years of the MLB All-Star game, the event was hosted in Miami, and the local economy cashed in.
As you wander through the Publix Supermarket trying to decide what to make for dinner you may soon notice a new service.
A new survey from TaxWatch finds that very few Floridians are aware of the Commission
Reducing premiums has become a top priority for the business community this session, focusing on reducing attorney fees.
Legislation aims to make it easier for Florida's foster children to obtain their first driver's license
About 26 percent of Floridians meet the USDA’s food desert distance criteria
Transparency in pharmaceutical pricing has the potential to save Floridians money while helping to control the rising cost of care via competition.
It's the 2nd annual #reentryweek and we still have a long way to go
The Legislature needs to put aside their differences and negotiate a fiscally responsible budget all Floridians can be proud of.
Florida TaxWatch commends the House and Senate for passing this important bill. CS/CS/SB 80 now goes to Governor Scott for consideration.
While TaxWatch believes Mayor Curry’s plan is a step in the right direction, there is still work left to be done.