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Florida TaxWatch calls for $1 billion savings

State Sen. Alan Hays, right, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, speaks at a news conference with members of a Florida TaxWatch task force on efficiency Thursday at the Capitol. Photo by Bill Cotterell.

State government should move toward collecting the sales tax on Internet purchases, give state employees a bigger stake in their own health care and drop the "DROP" pension plan that lets workers stay on the job while collecting pensions.Those were among the items listed Thursday as a conservative policy organization presented its billion-dollar legislative wish list.

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