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AFP-FL Calls on House Ways & Means to Pass Rep. Burtonís Fiscal Transparency Bill

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AFP-FL Calls on House Ways & Means to Pass Rep. Burtonís Fiscal Transparency Bill

10.09.17 09:24 AM

Increasing fiscal transparency requirements protects taxpayers Tallahassee, FL Ė Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) is urging the members of the House Ways & Means Committee to vote yes on Representative Colleen Burtonís fiscal transparency measure, House Bill 07 (HB07). HB07 is a transformative piece of legislation that would make it easier for Floridians to track how their government spends their hard-earned tax dollars. AFP-FL state director, Chris Hudson released the following statement. ďLocal governments should have to exercise the utmost transparency when considering increasing taxes on their citizens. Taxpayers should have every tool available to them to hold their elected officials accountable. A Tallahassee Democrat report shows that HB07 would require local governments to provide citizens greater access to: Voting records related to tax increases and tax supporter debt A four-year history of property tax rates and amounts at the parcel level Produce budget statements similar to those used by state government Estimate revenue and debts for the next 10 years Critics of the bill, like the Florida League of Cities, donít believe that the additional transparency will amount to savings for taxpayers worth the effort to push for additional accountability. The same bill passed the House in 2016, but failed […]

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