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AFP-FL Releases the 2014 Economic Freedom Scorecard

July 16, 2014

Scorecard grades legislators’ votes on priority issues of the 2014 legislative session TALLAHASSEE—Today, Americans for Prosperity’s Florida chapter (AFP-FL) released their 2014 Economic Freedom Scorecard.  The scorecard examines more then 2,500 individual votes from the 2014 legislative session, both from committee meetings and on the floor, on twenty-seven different economic freedom issues. “The Economic Freedom Scorecard [...]

AFP-FL: SB 850 Puts Florida Students First

June 20, 2014

Bill Signed today by Governor Scott is the Right Step for Florida Students TALLAHASSEE– Christopher Hudson, the state director of the Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL), released this statement following Governor Scott’s approval of SB 850 today: “Today is a good day for Florida’s students. SB 850 continues to move our state forward [...]

AFP-FL State Director Comments on Signing of HB 5001

June 02, 2014

State Director Hudson thanks Scott for cutting taxes & fees, paying down debt TALLAHASSEE — Americans for Prosperity’s Florida State Director Chris Hudson released the following statement today upon the signing of the annual appropriations bill: “Governor Scott has continued to fulfill the promises he made to Floridians when he was elected, by cutting taxes, trimming [...]


May 14, 2014

Group will “double down” on efforts to increase well-being of Florida families, Hudson says.   TALLAHASSEE — Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, announced leadership changes in the organization’s Florida chapter today. Christopher Hudson has been named Florida State Director to replace Slade O’Brien, who has been elevated to a [...]

AFP-FL Disappointed in Passage of Handouts for Professional Sports

May 02, 2014

–HB 7095 wastes millions of taxpayer dollars on stadiums– Tallahassee, Florida— Americans for Prosperity’s (AFP) Florida Director of Policy, Abbie MacIver, released the below statement following today’s passage H.B. 7095, which provides millions of dollars for professional sports teams to build and renovate stadiums: I’m hugely disappointed in today’s passage of H.B. 7095. Today the [...]

Charlie Crist Wants You To Have Higher Utility Bills

April 17, 2014

Yep, you heard us right.  former Governor Charlie Crist headlined a solar-industry rally last week in Tallahassee where he proclaimed that as Governor he would push a requirement that twenty percent of Florida’s electricity come from renewable energy resources. What he didn’t mention in his pro-solar speech was how much his scheme would cost Florida’s [...]

New AFP Ad: Southerland Understands ObamaCare Isn't Working

April 02, 2014

Ad launching today highlights Southerland’s assertion the fight is about people, not special interests.  TALLAHASSEE — The Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the state’s foremost advocate for health care freedom, is launching a major new effort today as part of its campaign to bring accountability to lawmakers for their positions on ObamaCare. The latest [...]

AFP-FL Applauds Passage of Cuts to Vehicle Registration Fees

March 21, 2014

–Cuts will save Florida’s families almost $400 million a year– Tallahassee, Florida— Americans for Prosperity’s Florida Director of Policy, Abbie MacIver, released the below statement following today’s passage of a serious reduction on vehicle registration fees (SB 156): “On behalf of AFP-FL’s 150,000 grassroots activists, I applaud the Governor and legislature for making tax cuts [...]

AFP-Florida Reacts to Pinellas County Election Results

March 12, 2014

TAMPA — Slade O’Brien, who directs the Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity, released the following statement following Tuesday’s events in Pinellas County: Last night, Floridians sent a crystal clear message to candidates and elected officials alike who voted in favor of ObamaCare or still support it. The President’s health care law is a total [...]

AFP-FL Activists to Rally at the Capitol Today

March 03, 2014

Rally will Show Citizen Support for Tax Cuts, Pension Reform and School Choice Tallahassee, Florida—The Florida chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL), the nations premier grassroots organization, is hosting a rally on the front steps of the Florida Capitol today at 2:30 pm.  The rally marks the arrival of activists to Tallahassee for the fourth annual [...]