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Florida has grown from a modest sized state to a highly diversified mega trend state, which now plays a leading role in both national and international economies. I want to help taxpayers understand these complex issues, and offer my view on what Floridians can do to make our communities better places to live and work.
Friday, January 04, 2013 — Dominic Calabro

While this year has been a blessing in so many ways for Florida TaxWatch and our great state, we have also been reminded of the fragility and frailty of those most important to us.

This past year, four individuals who had a profound effect on me, Florida TaxWatch and countless Floridians died.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 — Dominic Calabro

I was deeply saddened by the recent passing of my dear friend and former state Sen. Philip D. Lewis, who was a role model for how to live your life and do the right things.

Real Estate was Phil's chosen profession, but genuine statesmanship and conservative public fiscal stewardship are his legacy. Although his Florida Senate career lasted just a single decade, culminating in service as the body's president from...

Thursday, August 23, 2012 — Dominic Calabro

Let’s take a short trip back in time to when the predecessor to Florida TaxWatch, the Citizens Council for Budget Research, was founded in 1979.  On the technology front, the revolutionary Apple II computer was two years old, IBM was about to release its first PC, and the Windows operating system was still six years from existence. 

The transportation landscape looked very different as well.  The...

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 — Dominic Calabro

Once again this month, I was reminded of the power of service to our fellow citizens, and the impact that those who serve can have on their community.

As the Chairman of the Florida Education Foundation, it was my distinct honor to sponsor the Florida Teacher of the Year award, presented to Alexandre Lopes, a Special Education teacher at Carol City Elementary School in Carol City, FL. Mr. Lopes...