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AFP-FL Announces Five for Florida Endorsers

Supporters show true commitment to limited, accountable and transparent government TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity’s Florida State Director Chris Hudson announced today that the following candidates and elected officials have endorsed Five for Florida:  Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater Congressman John Mica, Congressional District 7 Alan Schlesinger, Candidate for Congressional District 18 Derek Hankerson, Candidate for Senate District [...]

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AFP-FL Response to Gray Swoope: Free Markets and Limited Government Are A Good Thing

February 06, 2013

Tallahassee, Florida— Today Americans for Prosperity’s Florida State Director Slade O’Brien had the following comments to say in response to a letter that Enterprise Florida’s CEO Gray Swoope sent to Integrity Florida and multiple media outlets, in which he criticizes AFP’s free market and limited government advocacy: “Mr. Swoope’s apparent disdain for free market and [...]

Our Take: The Legislature Should Focus on Increasing Government Transparency

January 24, 2013 J,

Florida’s taxpayers deserve improved access to public records, budgets and contracts Tallahassee, Florida—Today the Senate Governmental Oversight & Accountability Committee met to discuss government transparency and review presentations on two of the state’s current transparency websites. Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL), with more than 145,000 activist members in the state, has outlined its 2013 legislative [...]

What We Learned from Yesterday’s Senate PPACA Meeting

January 23, 2013 J

Yesterday the Senate’s Select Committee on the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act met, and had two presenters offer differing views of the PPACA and what Florida should do regarding implementation of the act commonly known as ObamaCare. The first presenter was Jonathan Gruber, a PhD and Professor at MIT and key architect of MassCare [...]

AFP Supports Supreme Court’s Upholding of 2011 Pension Reforms

January 17, 2013 J

–Decision is a huge win for Florida taxpayers– Tallahassee, Florida — Americans for Prosperity’s Florida State Director Slade O’Brien made the following comment regarding the Florida Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the 2011 law that requires state employees to contribute three percent to their retirement: “The Supreme Court’s decision today upholding the 2011 pension reforms, passed [...]

Legislature Should Stop Letting Unions Call the Shots on Pensions

January 17, 2013 J

Today the Senate Governmental Oversight and Accountability Committee will meet and discuss municipal pensions.  Florida’s municipalities have $19 billion in unfunded pension obligations. This is largely due to years of local elected officials making financially unsustainable promises to politically influential public employee unions, especially the powerful police and firefighter unions that have successfully lobbied elected [...]