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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 [...]


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.

Make Your Voice Heard at a Redistricting Meeting Near You

June 17, 2011 J

Several public redistricting meetings have been scheduled throughout the state. The first two meetings are being held on Monday, June 20, 2011 in the Knott Building in Tallahassee, FL. The attendance of activists at these meetings is crucial because the way the districts are drawn has a tremendous outcome on who becomes your elected official. Make your voice heard!

You can view all the scheduled meetings on our Keep 'Em Honest calender by clicking here.

AFP-FL Applauds Governor Scott’s Courageous Leadership on Florida’s Budget

May 27, 2011 J

Governor cuts more than half a billion dollars from government spending

Tallahassee – Today in The Villages Governor Rick Scott approved the 2011-12 Florida Budget, but not before setting a new veto record by vetoing 615 million dollars in line items. Adding to the nearly $4 Billion in cuts passed by the legislature, the additional cuts bring the budget down to 69.1 billion dollars.