RELEASE – House Candidate Seeks Government in the Shadows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JULY 23, 2012 Bradley Maxwell’s Anti-Transparency Agenda Tramples Taxpayers’ Right to Know NAPLES – Bradley Maxwell, Republican candidate for Florida House District 9, announced today that government secrecy is one of his highest priorities—increasing government secrecy, that is. Maxwell told reporters that, if elected, he will propose a ‘Privacy Act’ that hides from Florida taxpayers the salary …

Chris CinquemaniRELEASE – House Candidate Seeks Government in the Shadows
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FGA helps move Florida one step closer toward job-creating business tax relief

The House Economic Affairs Committee gave a unanimous vote this morning in favor of HB 1003, a proposal to create a new exemption from tangible personal property (TPP) taxes for businesses with less than $50,000 in business equipment.  The proposal also gives counties and municipalities the freedom and flexibility to create even more TPP business tax relief to meet their …

Chris CinquemaniFGA helps move Florida one step closer toward job-creating business tax relief
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How many and which state workers earn more than $175,000?

The Foundation for Government Accountability is shining a light on government spending with FloridaOpenGov.org—a powerful and interactive new online tool we launched on Monday that puts nearly $1.4 trillion in state, county and local government spending right at your fingertips. Visit FloridaOpenGov.org right away, and see how government spends your hard-earned taxes…down to the employee, department and dollar. Did you …

Chris CinquemaniHow many and which state workers earn more than $175,000?
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Legal Scholar Blasts Pro-Addict Judge’s Judicial Activism

When U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven blocked Florida’s welfare cash drug testing law in October, the Foundation for Government Accountability disagreed.  We objected to her inappropriate judicial temperament, her disdain for hard facts, and the imaginary personal welfare expertise upon which she bases her decree.  Huffington Post reports our reaction to her ill-conceived ruling. Governor Rick Scott has since …

Chris CinquemaniLegal Scholar Blasts Pro-Addict Judge’s Judicial Activism
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RELEASE – Think Tank Touts Medicaid Reform Pilot to Feds, Urgest Statewide Expansion Approval

“A social safety net program that is both pro-patient and pro-taxpayer” NAPLES – The federal agency deciding the fate of Florida Medicaid patients and taxpayers now has factual research, not just liberal talking points, as it deliberates over whether to permit a statewide expansion of Florida’s successful Medicaid Reform Pilot. The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) sent a letter to …

Chris CinquemaniRELEASE – Think Tank Touts Medicaid Reform Pilot to Feds, Urgest Statewide Expansion Approval

RELEASE – Think Tank Reacts to Judge’s Ruling to Block Drug-Testing for Welfare Cash

Below is a statement by Foundation for Government Accountability President and Chief Executive Officer Tarren Bragdon reacting to a ruling by federal Judge Mary Scriven to temporarily block the state’s drug-testing requirement to receive welfare cash assistance. “Judge Scriven’s ruling against Florida’s drug-testing requirement for taxpayer-funded welfare cash is disappointing, and removes needed accountability from our welfare system.  Our analysis …

Chris CinquemaniRELEASE – Think Tank Reacts to Judge’s Ruling to Block Drug-Testing for Welfare Cash