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The Florida Senate Set to Vote on Pension Reform

April 22, 2014 |

Today, the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee took important steps to secure public pensions and protect taxpayers by passing SB 1114- a bill projected to bring $26 billion in savings to the FRS system over 30 years. Thank you for your calls to your Senators urging them to support pension reform.

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Scorecard Stat: It Starts Early…Really Early

April 21, 2014 |

In Florida, slightly more than one quarter of high school seniors do not graduate, translating to almost 50,000 students who do not receive a high school diploma each year. Now consider this: 75 percent of state prison inmates are high school dropouts and the economic costs in the areas of wages, taxable income, welfare and incarceration range from $320 – $350 billion every year – a tangible economic drain on businesses and job creators across the United States.

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Tax Day…It’s Here

April 10, 2014 |

We dread it more than any other day. It has been ranked as one of the top three most stressful days of the year. We collectively spend over $165 billion dollars complying with it. And when you send in your forms, you are one of more than 131 million to be processed. It’s Tax Day.

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