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Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: Why Some Central Florida Counties May Vote To Raise Their Own Taxes

Two Central Florida counties may soon join about two dozen other counties across the Sunshine State in taxing themselves. Voters in Osceola County may join Volusia in considering increases to their local-option sales taxes to fund infrastructure projects, like improvements to roads and bridges. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind explains why voters would consider a proposal to raise their own sales taxes.
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Economic analyst Hank Fishkind
Fishkind Economic Commentaries

Fishkind Conversations: Amendment 5

Florida voters face a number of amendments on the ballot this fall-including Amendment 5. The proposed amendment would require a two thirds majority vote in each chamber of the Florida legislature to enact new taxes and fees or increase existing ones. Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Matthew Peddie what’s really needed is an overhaul of the tax system.
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