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AFP-FL Releases the 2013 Economic Freedom Scorecard

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 […]


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 […]


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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