In Florida, when we elect someone to represent us, we expect them to uphold the values that we believe in and on which they campaigned– things like reforming schools, fixing our looming debt and pension problems, and standing up for smarter, more efficient government that doesn’t waste your tax dollars. Some State Senators have voted [...]
Florida’s public pensions carry trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities. The state-run Florida Retirement System alone, has at least $24 billion in unfunded liabilities. But the way the system is currently set-up the liabilities just keep growing. In fact, last year, despite strong returns on their investments, the unfunded liabilities grew by three billion dollars! [...]
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Via William Patrick, FloridaWatchdog.org TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Tuesday, April 15, isn’t just the deadline to file income taxes with the Internal Revenue Service. For Floridians, it’s Tax Freedom Day. It takes 4 1/2 months for Floridians to earn enough money, on average, to pay off their total federal, state and local tax bill, according to [...]