AFP-FL Responds to the Governor’s State of the State Adress

January 10, 2012

For Immediate Release – Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Contact: Abigail MacIver, (407) 754-6400 or

Taxpayers Must be Protected during 2012 Legislative Session
AFP-Florida issues reaction to state of the state, outlines legislative priorities

TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity-Florida, the nation’s premier free market grassroots organizing group, issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Scott’s state of the state address today.

“Florida saw many great reforms in 2011, but there is much work still to be done. While $4.5 Billion was cut from the state budget last year, Florida still faces a $2 Billion shortfall,” said State Director Slade O’Brien. “AFP-Florida supports Gov. Scott’s proposals to balance the budget and create new and desperately-needed jobs here in the
Sunshine State.”

O’Brien continued, “There are already multiple tax increases on the table AFP-Florida will be fighting against including an out-of-state internet sales tax. I urge Gov. Scott and Florida’s lawmakers to protect consumers and taxpayers from hidden tax and fee increases during the 2012 Legislative Session.”

AFP-Florida will be active and engaged in the policy fights in Tallahassee and across the state, largely focusing on budget issues, promoting smaller government and free market reforms, and decreasing burdensome business regulations during the 2012 Legislative Session. Through interactive bill tracking, policy analysis action alerts, rallies, and more, AFP-Florida will educate, empower, and mobilize Floridians to make their voices heard on key issues affecting their economic freedom and prosperity.

AFP-Florida’s Abigail MacIver, Director of Policy & External Affairs added, “We will be working to reduce the burden of government over-regulation, supporting property insurance reform and the full repeal of personal injury protection requirement, and ensuring that Florida’s energy policy supports energy independence while protecting free markets and taxpayers.”

A full list of AFP-Florida’s legislative priorities can be found here.

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