About 425,000 in Florida Kept Out of Poverty By Recovery Act Provisions | Print |  E-mail
January 2010

In addition to boosting the economy and saving and creating jobs, seven provisions of the federal recovery act are preventing about 425,000 residents of Florida from living in poverty this year, according to a new study.

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Florida Tax System Second-Worst | Print |  E-mail
January 2010
In only one state do low- and middle-income people have a more lopsided state and local tax burden than in Florida, according to a new report.

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Florida’s Continuing Budget Problems: More of the Same in 2010-2011 | Print |  E-mail
November 2009

Like a scratched record that keeps playing the same song over and over, Florida's budget is also playing the same song—lack of adequate revenues to meet the growing needs of its residents.

Soon after the 2009–10 fiscal year began on July 1, 2009, the Legislative Office of Economic and Demographic Research revised its estimates of General Revenue and of funding needs—putting the budget "in the hole" by more than $432 million.

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Don't Forget The Needy | Print |  E-mail
November 2009

The next state budget is being developed now. State law requires agencies to submit budget requests based on “actual needs” – but the agencies have been asked to hold down what they ask for.

Failing to specify the real needs of Floridians “increases the likelihood that the Legislature will make the mistake of trying to balance next year's budget solely with budget cuts,” Executive Director John C. Hall writes in the St. Petersburg Times.

> Read the op-ed from the St. Petersburg Times

> View Florida a State in Trouble: Wise Choices Are Needed

 
Florida’s Continuing Budget Problems – More of the Same in 2010-2011 | Print |  E-mail
November 2009

Like a scratched record that keeps playing the same song over and over, Florida's budget is also playing the same song—lack of adequate revenues to meet the growing needs of its residents.

Soon after the 2009–10 fiscal year began on July 1, 2009, the Legislative Office of Economic and Demographic Research revised its estimates of General Revenue and of funding needs—putting the budget "in the hole" by more than $432 million.

> Read the Budget Brief

 
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