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AFP-FL Calls Out 3 GOP Senators for Poor Votes in New Ad Campaign

November 15, 2013

Ads inform conservatives that their elected officials are not working for them.   TALLAHASSEE – Today, the Florida Chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL) launched a new effort in Florida Senate districts 2, 5 and 28 aimed at educating voters in those districts of their elected official’s poor votes on key common-sense reforms and economic [...]

AFP-FL Releases the 2013 Economic Freedom Scorecard

June 25, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, June 25, 2013 –Grades legislators on priority votes of the 2013 legislative session– TALLAHASSEE—Today, Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL) released their 2013 Economic Freedom Scorecard.  The scorecard examines more then 3,000 individual votes from the 2013 legislative session, both from committee meetings and on the floor, on twenty different economic freedom [...]

Candidates for House District 2 Endorse 'Five for Florida' Plan

April 29, 2013

Supporters show true commitment to limited, accountable and transparent government  TALLAHASSEE – The Florida chapter of Americans (AFP-FL) announced today that the following candidates and elected officials have endorsed Five for Florida: Mike Hill, Candidate for State House District 2 John W. Nobles, Candidate for State House District 2 “More than ninety candidates and elected [...]

AFP-FL Applauds House Leadership for Landmark Pension Reform

March 22, 2013

Passage of HB 7011 marks great step forward for responsible use of taxpayer dollars Tallahassee, Florida—Today, Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL) applauds the passage of HB 7011, which reforms the current state pension plan to place all new state employees into 401(k) style retirement plans. This legislation will stop placing state employees into the [...]

Enterprise Florida: Why Taxpayer-Funded Incentives Are A Bad Deal

February 05, 2013

Government Should Let the Free Market and Competitive Business Environment Draw New Jobs Tallahassee, Florida— Today Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nations premier grassroots advocate for economic freedom, in partnership with government watchdog group Integrity Florida, announced the release of the report Enterprise Florida: Economic Development or Corporate Welfare.  The report analyzes Enterprise Florida’s (EFI) purpose compared with [...]

Our Take: The Legislature Should Focus on Increasing Government Transparency

January 24, 2013

Florida’s taxpayers deserve improved access to public records, budgets and contracts Tallahassee, Florida—Today the Senate Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee met to discuss government transparency and review presentations on two of the state’s current transparency websites. Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL), with more than 145,000 activist members in the state, has outlined its 2013 legislative [...]

Legislature Should Stop Letting Unions Call the Shots on Pensions

January 17, 2013

Today the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will meet and discuss municipal pensions.  Florida’s municipalities have $19 billion in unfunded pension obligations. This is largely due to years of local elected officials making financially unsustainable promises to politically influential public employee unions, especially the powerful police and firefighter unions that have successfully lobbied elected [...]

AFP Supports Supreme Court’s Upholding of 2011 Pension Reforms

January 17, 2013

–Decision is a huge win for Florida taxpayers– Tallahassee, Florida — Americans for Prosperity’s Florida State Director Slade O’Brien made the following comment regarding the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the 2011 law that requires state employees to contribute three percent to their retirement: “The Supreme Court’s decision today upholding the 2011 pension reforms, passed [...]

77 PERCENT OF FLORIDA HOMEOWNERS ARE SUBSIDIZING CITIZENS PROPERTY INSURANCE CORP. POLICYHOLDERS

September 07, 2012

~Businesses, charities, religious institutions, renters, automobile policyholders, local governments and school boards also share the burden~  Tallahassee, Fla. – Leaders from statewide business, consumer and environmental groups once again voiced their concerns over the state-run Citizens Property Insurance Corp. following the release of a report by the Insurance Information Institute entitled “Hurricane Andrew and Insurance: [...]

CFO Jeff Atwater Endorses "Five for Florida' Plan

August 21, 2012

Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater Endorses “Five for Florida’ Plan Joins 90 elected officials and candidates that support limited, accountable and transparent government BOCA RATON – Americans for Prosperity’s Florida State Director Slade O’Brien announced today that Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater has endorsed the Five for Florida plan.  Five for Florida outlines policies that, [...]

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