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Budget & Spending Issues
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 [...]
Spring Training – NOT the Economic Development It’s Cracked Up To Be! The Osceola Commission is proposing to spend taxpayer money to build a $98 million facility to lure the Washington Nationals from Brevard County. The estimated real cost, including interest and over-runs is projected at $220 million. Simply put – taxpayer funding of [...]
Last week, AFP jointly released a report with Integrity Florida titled “Enterprise Florida: Economic Development or Corporate Welfare?” This report is a scathing look into the failings of Enterprise Florida to meet its stated goals, the utter lack of transparency and accountability of the tax payer funded organization, the use of public dollars to pick [...]
The start of 2013 has already been a shaky one with the painful fiscal-cliff negotiations and the unfortunate outcome that continued Washington’s bad habit of increasing taxes without addressing their outrageous spending habits, all while pandering to a few favored constituents with messages of success. Well Floridians need to get ready because Washington is [...]
TALLAHASSEE The Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the nations premier economic freedom advocate, released a video this afternoon illustrating the size of Floridas 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 OBrien, AFP-Florida State Director. Our new video demonstrates how large Floridas 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.