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TaxWatch identifies $157.5 million in ‘budget turkeys’ improperly added to 2021-22...

Florida TaxWatch, an independent budget watchdog organization, has identified more than $157.5 million in  so-called “budget turkeys” that it says the Legislature included outside...

FL ag commissioner Fried calls for vetoes of ‘big government’ bills...

Calling the 2021 legislative session “the year of big government,” Florida Agriculture and Consumer Affairs Commissioner Nikki Fried called on Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday...

Gov. DeSantis to decide fate of controversial toll road projects through...

The state's plan to build three massive toll roads through rural swaths of Florida were scrapped Tuesday, when the House of Representatives cast the...

FL’s economic recovery: Mixed bag, challenges and uncertainty

As the 2021 legislative session looms and the COVID pandemic continues, Florida's recovery appears to be a mixed bag and far from full strength,...

Major boondoggle? National public-interest group rips FL’s toll-road plans; state says,...

The Florida Legislature’s controversial plan to build three major toll highways through rural landscapes is a “boondoggle” of the first order, says the U.S....

How ‘DeathSantis’ could become ‘Governor Green’

Dear Gov. DeSantis, First, let me offer my condolences on your loss. I’m sure it hurts. You hitch your wagon to the TV star in...

Homestead and veterans Amendments on smooth road toward approval

Proposed Constitutional Amendments 5 and 6, tweaking property-tax laws, wouldn’t cost much and they wouldn’t change much, according to state analysts, but they have...

Minimum wage or livable wage? Voters will decide about boosting FL’s...

Tandela Blount-Jackson has a baby on the way and works as a certified nursing assistant, earning a meager hourly wage. At 31, she had been...

TaxWatch’s COVID-19 recovery plan: Tax relief, incentives and grants

A fiscal watchdog organization for state government has proposed a pathway for Florida out of the COVID-19 economic mire that would include adjustments for...

Florida TaxWatch suggests COVID-inspired trims to state budget, including postponing teacher...

Gov. Ron DeSantis can absorb some of the COVID-19 shock to state tax revenues by trimming next fiscal year’s budget of local projects, reducing...

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