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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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Florida House Should Stand Up for Florida’s Voters, Oppose Sports Incentives

May 02, 2013 J,

Eighty percent of voters oppose taxpayer subsidies for professional sports stadiums TALLAHASSEE—Today Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL), with more than 150,000 activists, sent letters to House Speaker Will Weatherford opposing S.B. 306 and an identical amendment that was put on S.B. 1828 by Senator Oscar Braynon, the sponsor of S.B. 306. The language would [...]

Florida Senate’s Passage of SB 306 Shows Disregard for Voters

April 29, 2013 J,

–Eighty percent of voters oppose taxpayer subsidies for professional sports stadiums– TALLAHASSEE — Today the Florida Senate passed SB 306, by Senator Oscar Braynon (R-Miami Gardens). The bill passed 35-4 with Senators Rene Garcia, Anitere Flores, John Legg and Senate President Don Gaetz voting against it. Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL), with more than [...]

Poll Shows Strong Voter Opinions On Key Tax & Spending Issues

April 18, 2013 J,

– Voters support pension reform, oppose taxpayer-funded incentives for businesses and sports teams – Tallahassee, Florida—Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nations premier grassroots advocate for economic freedom, released a statewide poll of likely voters this morning that shows Florida voters have strong opinions on pension reform and taxpayer-funded incentives. The poll, conducted by the Tarrance [...]

The True Economics of Taxpayer Funded Stadiums

April 18, 2013 J,

There are multiple bills working their way through the Florida legislature this year that all aim to secure taxpayer money to renovate professional sports facilities. The front runner is SB 306/HB 165 which aims to give the Miami Dolphins $3 million a year from state general revenue funds for the next 30 years, in addition [...]

AFP-FL Applauds House Leadership for Landmark Pension Reform

March 22, 2013 J,

Passage of HB 7011 marks great step forward for responsible use of taxpayer dollars Tallahassee, Florida—Today, Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL) applauds the passage of HB 7011, which reforms the current state pension plan to place all new state employees into 401(k) style retirement plans. This legislation will stop placing state employees into the [...]