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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 [...]

Issues

No Empty Promises

December 10, 2013

The new budget agreement in Congress is another trillion-dollar backdoor deal that will increase government spending. If passed, this new increase will break Congress’ prior promise to cap spending at $967 billion, which was in the bipartisan supported Budget Control Act, or BCA. Government spending is out of control. The risky fiscal policies of our [...]

A Town Hall of One

December 01, 2013 J

It was almost a month, to the day, that Americans for Prosperity–Florida hosted a town hall in Orlando to breakdown the myths and realities of the Affordable Care Act that we were now more than submersed in. We hosted a series of events, eleven in all, across the state. We organized panels composed of industry [...]

Seven50 – Big Government Central Planning on the Treasure Coast

November 06, 2013

The St. Lucie County Commission is holding an important meeting tomorrow and you need to be there! Thursday, November 7th at 6pm, the St. Lucie County Commission will hear a presentation and vote on the Seven50 Plan.  Seven50 bills itself as a “Blueprint for ensuring economic prosperity” but you and I know that government doesn’t [...]

Transparency & Accountability Needed In Sarasota County

October 17, 2013 J

For over two decades, taxpayers in Sarasota County have supported the Sarasota Memorial Hospital through a county wide hospital tax. These taxes were originally meant to support charity care provided in the county. Unfortunately for taxpayers, that generosity has been taken advantage of. From 1998 to 2009, the millage rate for Sarasota residents increased nearly [...]

Is it time for tax cuts?

October 08, 2013 J,

Is it time for tax cuts? You bet it is!! This Thursday morning, The House Finance & Tax Subcommittee will meet to discuss taxes.  More specifically, they will be discussing potential tax cuts and how they should address the more than $800 million surplus they expect to have this year for the state budget. The [...]