Florida TaxWatch Cost Saving Recommendation

They’ve already helped the state save 3.5 billion dollars and Thursday, Florida TaxWatch was back at the capitol pitching more cost savings ideas.

The government watchdog released a list of 25 cost savings measures that could save the state an additional one billion dollars.

TaxWatch Chairman John Alexander says one way to help the state budget is to collect sales taxes on internet purchases.

“Online vendors have an unfair advantage over the citizens of this state who have invested their money in bricks and mortar stores,” said Alexander.

Other ideas include more cuts to Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship program by raising the grade eligibility criteria, and putting more non-violent offenders on house arrest.