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November 13th, 2017
A 50-state analysis of the U.S. Senate tax plan released today by the D.C.-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) reveals that in Florida, the wealthiest 1 percent of residents, those earning $682,090 and over, would receive 35 percent of the total state tax cut in 2019, with their share growing to 39 percent by 2027.
November 7th, 2017
Efforts by Florida lawmakers in the 2017 legislative session to implement work requirements and premiums for Medicaid beneficiaries would have ultimately increased the rate of uninsured residents, including children, and added new state costs and uncompensated care burdens for providers, private payors and the overall health care system.
November 6th, 2017
A 50-state analysis of the House tax plan released today by the D.C.-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) reveals that in Florida, the wealthiest 1 percent of residents — those earning $668,260 and over — would receive 35 percent of the total state tax cut in 2018, with their share growing to 59 percent by 2027.
November 2nd, 2017
The vast disruption of Hurricane Irma meant many families risked losing their children’s health insurance coverage due to missed payments. As the board for the state’s children’s health insurance program prepared to meet about this issue, the Agency for Health Care Administration defended Gov. Rick Scott’s record on insuring children.
November 2nd, 2017
The U.S. House leadership’s $1.5 trillion tax bill should not be referred to as ‘reform,’ a word that carries with it positive connotations. This might be an accurate depiction for the wealthiest residents and big business, but certainly not for low- and moderate-income families.
October 31st, 2017
The Florida State Legislature scrutinizes spending for public services annually, yet each year tax expenditures, which are projected to exceed $18 billion for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18, are not comprehensively evaluated to determine whether they are serving an important public purpose.
October 31st, 2017
I read with interest a letter to the editor Thursday from David S. Robinson, a member of the Orlando Sentinel’s Editorial Advisory Board. The letter criticizes a recent article by reporter Sarah D. Wire, 'Trump wants tax reform finished by Thanksgiving.' Robinson dismisses Wire’s statement that there’s little historical evidence that tax cuts pay off in long-term economic growth as coming 'without any support or presentation of empirical facts
October 27th, 2017
The federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), created 20 years ago to cover uninsured children whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but are unable to afford private insurance, is now almost one month past its sunset date.
October 26th, 2017
A new report from the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), “Trickle-Down Dries Up,” compares nine states that have no broad-based personal income tax to nine that have levied the highest top personal income tax rates over the past decade. The study finds that the latter group outperformed the former in measures of economic well-being.
October 18th, 2017
In a letter to Constitution Revision Commission Chairman Carlos Beruff, 13 organizations expressed shock and disappointment that only six of more than 2,000 public proposals (0.3 percent) were moved forward by the CRC for further consideration.
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