The TaxWatch Research Blog

The TaxWatch Research Blog is a forum where our research staff can address topics and issues in a short format. Keep an eye on this space during Legislative Session for frequent posts making sense of the activity at the Capitol. 

Lake Okeechobee Isn't The Whole Story

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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.

Borrower Defense Rule Delayed

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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.

New Charter Schools Report Shows Gains

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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.

Expanding Drug Pricing Transparency

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Transparency in pharmaceutical pricing has the potential to save Floridians money while helping to control the rising cost of care via competition.

Orlando Scores Big

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After hosting the Pro Bowl, and with March Madness on the horizon, Orlando is poised to score big.

Cruise Industry Anchors Florida Tourism

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The booming cruise industry is a significant driver of the state’s job market and, according to a recent report, is directly responsible for 138,300 Florida jobs.