Florida TaxWatch's Work Continues to be Recognized
Last updated 4/15/2020 at 12:22pm
Florida TaxWatch's work continues to be recognized by Florida leaders and media outlets. Florida Politics just released a post-session online edition of INFLUENCE Magazine.
On page 74 of this magazine, TaxWatch is highlighted as one of the winners emerging from the 2020 Legislative Session as we celebrated victories in multiple fronts this year. To access the magazine, go to https://issuu.com/influenceflorida/docs/influence_spring2020
"Florida TaxWatch has long been known as a player in the capital city, and this year, the TaxWatch team once again proved they're a force to be reckoned with.
The independent government watchdog celebrated victories on multiple fronts. An advocate for the smart use of tax dollars, the organization advocated for the continuation of VISIT FLORIDA. Their pitch was critical to securing the continuation - and full funding - for the state's tourism marketing agency.
The organization also pushed for the state to fully fund the state's affordable housing trust funds, and advocated for increased funding for water quality and Everglades restoration. But TaxWatch didn't just shepherd things through the Legislature. The team worked diligently to stop legislation they saw as detrimental to the community. Case in point: The TaxWatch team came out in opposition to a House-backed proposal to merge Florida Polytechnic University with the University of Florida and New College with Florida State University.
With so many successes under TaxWatch's belt during the 2020 Legislative Session, we can't wait to see what they do with their turkey list."
As an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute & government watchdog for 40 years, 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 residents and businesses. Florida TaxWatch is well known for publishing an annual "turkey list" after each session of the Florida Legislature.
For more information, visit the website at https://floridataxwatch.org/