Dominic Calabro
Smokestacks from the Greenridge Generation power plant tower above nearby homes. Image via The Associated Press.

Dominic CalabroMarch 6, 2018
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6min227
Florida’s economy, although robust, depends heavily on tourism, real estate development and financial industries. As Florida’s economy rebounded from the Great Recession a few years ago, employment in low-paying industries such as tourism has grown at a faster rate than employment growth in higher-paying industries. While any employment growth is good, we must be careful […]

Dominic CalabroJanuary 17, 2017
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5min184
Politicians talk repeatedly about doing things to help create jobs. But, sometimes, doing nothing is the best option. We hope that newly-elected lawmakers understand that less government intrusion is often the key to keeping the American Dream alive. A great example is the 2009 “Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.” This innocuously named effort actually […]

Dominic CalabroAugust 3, 2016
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3min279
Few legislative decisions have been as wildly popular as Florida’s “sales tax holidays.” They have become more than just a tax break. They are a traditional back-to-school event that families plan for, neighbors talk about and businesses promote. This year’s back-to-school sales tax holiday — from Aug. 5 through 7 — is shorter than last year and […]

Dominic CalabroJuly 14, 2016
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3min165
July 1 marked the first day of Florida’s 2016-17 fiscal year with the new $82.3 billion budget and 159 laws going into effect. The budget, the largest in Florida history, funds all types of services for Floridians, ranging from education and health care to state parks and court renovations. Passing a state budget is required […]


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