Budget & Spending Issues
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.
For Immediate Release Tuesday, January 10, 2012
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AFP-Florida issues reaction to state of the state, outlines legislative priorities
TALLAHASSEE Americans for Prosperity-Florida, the nations premier free market grassroots organizing group, issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Scotts 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 OBrien. AFP-Florida supports Gov. Scotts proposals to balance the budget and create new and desperately-needed jobs here in the
AFP Launches Radio Campaign in Jacksonville Urging Crenshaw to Cut Spending Now
JACKSONVILLE, FL Americans for Prosperity, the premier free market grassroots mobilizing group, today launched a nationwide radio campaign targeting Congressional Republicans including Congressman Crenshaw who, despite their rhetoric to cut federal spending and powerful position on the Appropriations Committee, are failing to cut enough spending in the first minibus appropriations bill to prevent spending from increasing by billions of dollars.
AFP-Florida State Director Slade O'Brien had the following comments,