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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 [...]


New Video Illustrates the Ridiculous Size of Florida’s Bureaucracy

February 23, 2012 J

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s premier economic freedom advocate, released a video this afternoon illustrating the size of Florida’s government. The video details every government agency, commission, advisory board and appointed position in Florida, showing exactly how burdensome and far-reaching the size of government can be.

“The number one thing that government can do to encourage economic growth and job creation is to get out of the way,” said Slade O’Brien, AFP-Florida State Director. “Our new video demonstrates how large Florida’s government bureaucracy has become. It is vitally important that our elected officials address this issue by eliminating the excessive boards, commissions and positions that have been created through years of unnecessary government expansion.”

Hundreds of Grassroots Activists Come Together This Week in Tallahassee

February 13, 2012 J

Patriots from around the state will lobby the Legislature, attend educational sessions and hold a rally on the steps of the Historic Old Capitol

TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity-Florida, the nation’s premier economic freedom advocate, will host a major two day event, Patriot Days at the Capitol, this Wednesday and Thursday, February 15-16th in Tallahassee. Kicking off with a Rally in Tally, hundreds of activists from across Florida will join together on the steps of the Historic Old Capitol at 1:30 p.m. to urge their legislators to bring real prosperity back to Florida through free market principles.

Patriot Days at the Capitol February 15-16 2012

January 30, 2012 J

Americans for Prosperity- FL is proud to sponsor 2012 Patriot Days at the Capitol, featuring “The Rally in Tally”.

A coalition of Tea Party and Patriot Organizations from across the State committed to Limited Government, Fiscal Restraint, and Free Markets

**Americans for Prosperity - FL will be providing buses for patriot activists for this event as well as dinner on February 15th. The only cost each individual will be responsible for is the cost of his/her hotel room. We have made sure to find hotels where the rooms are all reasonably priced and each bus is designated to a specific hotel.

Information regarding buses and hotels, as well as registration information can be found here.

We hope you can make it!

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

January 10, 2012 J

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

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.”

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