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Economy

Fishkind Conversations: Where the money goes in Florida’s record $112 bn state budget


Florida lawmakers have wrapped up this year’s legislative session by approving a record $112.1 billion state budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. That’s more than ten percent higher than the current budget. Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind offers his review of the upcoming state budget, starting with two issues he says he wishes lawmakers would have addressed that are affecting the state: condo safety precautions and property taxes.
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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: A deep dive into DeSantis’s proposed 2022 state budget


Governor Ron DeSantis recently unveiled his $99.7 billion proposed state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st 2022. In his budget message, DeSantis says his proposal “puts Floridians and their freedoms first, keeps taxes low, and addresses key priorities – all while maintaining record budget reserves.” Economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind explores whether the governor’s proposal lives up to its description.
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