Florida Legislators Back 5 for Florida Plan
The conservative group Americans For Prosperity-Florida has landed six current legislators to sign on to their new five-point “solutions” for the state as they released a list of 39 congressional, state and county candidates that have backed the plan.
Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, and representatives Fred Costello, R-Deland, Rachel Burgin, R-Riverview, Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina, John Wood, R-Haines City, and Erik Fresen, R-Miami, have signed the package that calls for replacing the state employee pension system, eliminating corporate income taxes, ending the practice of awarding tax credits to attract businesses and putting all state contracts before the public.
Costello is running for Congress and Burgin is seeking a state Senate seat.
“By endorsing Five for Florida, elected officials and candidates are sending a strong signal to Floridians that they are committed to a more economically competitive Florida, to eliminating political cronyism, to expanding educational opportunities for our youth, and to making government more transparent and accountable to its citizens,” Slade O’Brien, director of the AFP-Florida, stated in a release.