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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 [...]


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.”

Americans for Prosperity Applauds U.S. House Candidate Joe Goldner for Signing ‘No Climate Tax’ Pledge

December 01, 2011 J

West Palm Beach—The Florida chapter of the free market grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL) today applauded U.S. House candidate Joe Goldner (20th District) for signing the group’s “No Climate Tax Pledge.” Goldner joins more than 575 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.”

AFP-FL State Director Slade O'Brien commented:

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. We encourage all of Florida’s elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.

Conservative Groups Team Up to Stop Sugar Bailouts

November 18, 2011 J

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 17, 2011) – As November 23rd approaches, the Congressional Super Committee is considering jamming agricultural subsidies into their budget recommendations. These efforts, led by agricultural special interest groups, are an attempt to bypass the traditional Farm Bill legislation planned for 2012. Now state based conservative groups are coming together to share their views with inside the beltway heavyweights to speak out against the inclusion of Big Sugar in a back door, sequestered sneak attack.

The Super Committee, charged with righting the economic wrongs of the country, continues to include sugar subsidies that benefit a minority and cost consumers and sugar-using businesses millions annually. Groups such as the National Taxpayers Union and Americans for Prosperity are calling for a more public process that sheds light on these back-door policies.