Do You Agree? Study: Florida taxpayers have third highest return on interest
Florida taxpayers get the third best "bang for their buck" in the country when it comes to government services. According to a study released Tuesday by WalletHub, Florida residents pay relatively low taxes compared to the quality of government services they receive.
Taxpayer ROI in Florida (1=Best, 25=Avg.): »3rd – Overall ROI »3rd – Total Taxes per Capita (Population Aged 18+) »17th – Education »21st – Infrastructure & Pollution
Tax Day can be a painful reminder of our large investment in the operation of federal, state and local governments, though many of us are unaware of their precise roles in everyday life. As a result, this creates a disconnect in the minds of taxpayers between the amount of money we should fork over…
Visit Florida plans differ among lawmakers - Updates from Tallahassee
Florida’s tourism-marketing efforts, which have become part of a prolonged personal battle between the governor and House speaker, are heading — as expected — into legislative budget talks.
The Senate Transportation, Tourism and Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday proposed matching Gov. Rick Scott’s budget request for $76 million for tourism-marketer Visit Florida, while also setting aside more than $80 million for programs tied to Enterprise Florida, an economic-development agency the House has voted to abolish.
Meanwhile, the House Transportation & Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee countered by proposing $25 million for Visit Florida and $10 million for Space Florida, $3 million more than Senate has offered. ...
Forecast: Florida job creation slowing down this year
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Chamber of Commerce predicts that the rising streak of job creation in the state is behind us. Jerry Parrish, the Florida Chamber of Commerce's chief economist, forecasts that Florida will create 190,000 new jobs in 2017, down from the 244,400 jobs created last year.