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Medicaid: Broken, Costly & Expanding

Medicaid Expansion is one of the most important issues facing the Florida legislature this year.  The decision whether or not to expand Florida’s broken Medicaid program will have drastic and potentially devastating affects on Florida’s budget for generations.  Our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be paying for the expansion if our current legislature decides to […]

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Local Group Joins National Effort to Celebrate Freedom

July 20, 2011 J

Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Florida to honor Noble Laureate Milton Friedman on July 29

(Orlando, FL)– Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Florida will honor Dr. Milton Friedman on July 29 as part of a national day of recognition for the Nobel Laureate, his work, theories, and contributions. The Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day is being celebrated in 46 U.S. states and in six countries.

This event is being sponsored by the Foundation for Educational Choice, the continuation of the Milton and Rose D. Friedman Foundation. The event will explore how Dr. Friedman and his free-market theories have benefited mankind and how they can move our country forward amidst current economic uncertainty.

Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day Event

July 18, 2011 J

July 31st would have been the 99th birthday of Dr. Milton Friedman - an economist and proponent of school choice policies since the 1950's. To celebrate, AFP-Florida is hosting a Friedman Legacy for Freedom Day event in Orlando, FL on July 29th. We will have a showing of "The Cartel", a documentary showing the need for real education reform, with an introduction speech by Congressman Daniel Webster.

Popcorn, pizza, soda and birthday cupcakes will be provided during the showing. After the movie, we will have a panel discussion about school choice with community leaders on the issue. Attire is casual.

Join us from 5:30PM-8:00PM in the Oak Room at the Marks Street Senior Recreation Complex, 99 East Marks Street, Orlando, FL 32803.

Click here for more information, and to register for this FREE event!

Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. Senate Candidate Ronald Rushing

July 07, 2011 J

Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

PALM BEACH GARDENS—The Florida chapter of the free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL) today applauded U.S. Senate candidate Ronald Rushing for signing the group’s “No Climate Tax Pledge.” Rushing joins more than 525 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-FL Policy Director Abigail MacIver. “We encourage all of Florida’s elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. Senate Candidate Mike Haridopolos

July 07, 2011 J

Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

PALM BEACH GARDENS—The Florida chapter of the free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL) today applauded U.S. Senate candidate, and current State Senate President Mike Haridopolos for signing the group’s “No Climate Tax Pledge.” Haridopolos joins more than 500 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-FL Policy Director Abigail MacIver. “We encourage all of Florida’s elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Americans for Prosperity Welcomes Slade O’Brien as Florida State Director

June 27, 2011 J

New State Director Slade O’Brien available for interview

BOCA RATON - Grassroots free-market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is pleased to welcome aboard Slade O’Brien, Florida native and prominent public affairs executive, as Florida’s new State Director.

“Slade has a proven record of grassroots mobilization and free market advocacy” said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity. “Slade is well-equipped to lead the charge for free-market issues in Florida and we’re proud to welcome him aboard.”

A leader in grassroots mobilization, Slade has played a prominent role in Florida state politics for more than 15 years. Slade served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida for Victory ’94, Florida Director of Citizens for a Sound Economy, Executive Director of Florida Stop Lawsuit Abuse, and most recently as President of Florida Strategies Group.