Tag: Corporate welfare
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Jim RosicaDecember 27, 2016
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5min553
Enterprise Florida (EFI) would have to hire outside auditors “to verify compliance” of businesses getting incentive money under legislation filed Tuesday. New state Sen. Jose Javier Rodriguez, a Miami-Dade Democrat, filed the bill (SB 216) on the state’s public-private economic development organization. The legislation, which does not yet have a House companion, would require the organization to then […]

Drew WilsonDecember 21, 2015
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4min285
Much like Santa Claus, Americans for Prosperity Florida will be checking its “naughty list” this Christmas. And if the conservative group gets its way, lawmakers shouldn’t expect too much quiet time during their break before the Legislature convenes next month. “Typically, lawmakers think they can escape the pressures of calls from their constituents to do […]

Daniel TilsonNovember 13, 2014

6min190
Unconvinced by Florida Election 2014 number crunching and tea leaf reading, both before and after Nov. 4’s Democratic doomsday? Me too. Of course, that’s not to say I haven’t been poring over plenty of it. But just as I wouldn’t give numbers undue weight in pre-election analysis, neither will I pin sweeping Democratic defeat on […]

Daniel TilsonApril 13, 2014

6min130
It is what it is. Most Floridians seem resigned to the corporate welfare system their elected officials have quietly created and perpetuated. As a result, another legislative session winds down without the welfare reform we need.  You may remember how debate about a growing “culture of entitlement” drove the Clinton administration in 1996 to reform […]

Daniel TilsonApril 10, 2014

6min184
If you were among the most wealthy, privileged and politically powerful business people in Florida, and you prioritized limitless monetary gain over and above social responsibility to the state you called home; what would be the most troublesome obstacles in your path? Taxation would have to be “Private Enemy No. 1.” Paying personal income or […]


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