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New report suggests ways government efficiency can save Florida taxpayers billions

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The Florida Government Efficiency Task Force released a 29-point report Thursday that it said could produce billions in annual savings for Florida taxpayers. “These 29 recommendations, if implemented, will lead to over $2 billion in cost-savings for the taxpayers of Florida as well as improving the functions of our state government,” said Task Force Chairman John Alexander. “I strongly urge the Florida Legislature to enact these recommendations and Governor Scott to approve them so that together we can ensure that…

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Florida Tax Watch suggests tax savings as Legislative Session begins

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With the new Legislative Session fully under way in Tallahassee, Florida Tax Watch has recommendations for the Legislature on ways to save taxpayers’ money in 2016. The recommendations include an annual Florida Government Efficiency Act, continuing to implement a new state accounting and cash management system, using telehealth strategies, and smarter sentencing for low-level nonviolent offenders. “Taxpayers deserve a government that works efficiently and effectively. The Legislature could make a significant achievement if they follow the Government Efficiency Task Force…

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