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Coalition Supports State Resolution Promoting Reliable Affordable and Safe Power

December 08, 2014

Americans for Prosperity is proud to lead a large coalition of organizations in supporting the The Reliable, Affordable and Safe Power (RASP) Act, a resolution that will help states push back against the EPA’s harmful proposed rules on power plants. Text of the resolution is online here and the coalition letter is posted below.

Stop the Internet Sales Tax

September 10, 2014

Americans for Prosperity is proud to join a coalition of organizations calling on Congress to oppose the Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act. This legislation would grant new taxing authority to states on businesses outside of their jurisdiction and create a host of new regulatory and compliance burdens. We’ve joined with several other organizations to […]

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Americans for Prosperity-Tennessee Thanks Chairman Casada

January 23, 2015

AFP-TN State Director, Andrew Ogles stated: “We appreciate caucus Chairman Glen Casada taking a stand against Insure Tennessee because it is in fact Obamacare.  However, AFP as a non-partisan organization will continue to hold members accountable regardless of their political affiliation for promises they have made to their constituents.” Ogles continued, “you can put a […]

AFP-TN Urges Legislature to Reject Medicaid Expansion Proposal

January 22, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee is considering expanding Medicaid under Obamacare with the Insure Tennessee program.  States that have chosen to expand Medicaid have faced unexpected financial hardship and skyrocketing healthcare costs. The long-term financial liabilities and lack of a reliable exit clause are two of the many concerns with Insure Tennessee’s Obamacare expansion. Many have […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY TENNESSEE MOVES ON ‘REFORM 2015′ AGENDA

January 15, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Thursday Americans for Prosperity, the nation’s foremost grassroots advocate for economic freedom, announced its Reform America 2015 agenda. The Tennessee chapter will be working with its federal delegation to enact agenda policy reforms on healthcare, energy and taxes. “Our work did not finish in November and ‘Reform America’ is about taking the […]

AFP to Haslam: Medicaid Expansion Wrong for Tennessee

December 15, 2014

Group plans to engage heavily on a plan that would amount to Medicaid expansion. NASHVILLE — Americans for Prosperity Tennessee State Director Andrew Ogles released the following statement after Governor Haslam announced his plans to expand Medicaid under ObamaCare: “We’re disappointed Governor Haslam has decided to try implementing more of ObamaCare in Tennessee, even as […]

Special interest Handouts No Substitute for Real Tax Reform

December 08, 2014

By Eric Peterson This week, while most Americans were enjoying leftover turkey and mashed potatoes, Members of the House of Representatives quietly voted to add $45 billion to the already staggering $18 trillion national debt. With little debate, and by an overwhelming margin, Democrat and Republican lawmakers voted to approve the so-called “tax extenders” package, […]

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