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AFP-FL to host summer town hall series with Ron DeSantis

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Americans for Prosperity-Florida is hitting the road to energize activists about tax reform. The grassroots organization is scheduled to hold “Un-Rig the Economy” town hall meetings in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando in August and September to talk with activists about the current situation in Washington, D.C. and energize them for what’s to come. The AFP-FL team will be joined by local leaders and members of the federal affairs team to discuss the need to enact comprehensive tax reform. Rep.…

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50 Florida lawmakers earn A+ on AFP-FL scorecard

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Fifty legislators received top marks from Americans for Prosperity-Florida, the largest number of A+ legislators since the organization began issuing its annual legislative scorecard. The organization released its 2017 Economic Freedom Scorecard, which graded 5,500 votes on 96 issues, on Tuesday. The scorecard showed 50 legislators — 11 senators and 39 representatives — received an A+. That means legislators scoring an A+ voted with AFP-FL received a score of 100 percent or higher.

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Americans for Prosperity urges Marco Rubio to be ‘leading voice in effort to passing pro-growth tax reform’

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Americans for Prosperity wants Sen. Marco Rubio to lead the charge to pass pro-growth tax reform. The organization launched its third ad as part of a grassroots campaign urging members of Congress to “un-rig the economy by seizing the opportunity to enact pro-growth tax reform. The digital ad is part of a summer-long effort by Americans for Prosperity to push for broad, pro-growth tax reform. “Congress has a once in a generation opportunity to fix our broken tax code. Americans…

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Florida taxpayers, entrepreneurs winners in new budget deal, says Americans for Prosperity

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Florida taxpayers will be the true winners next week as lawmakers return to Tallahassee for a special session on economic incentives and education funding in the state’s budget, says Americans for Prosperity-Florida. The conservative government watchdog group is applauding Friday’s announcement by House Speaker Richard Corcoran, Senate President Joe Negron, and Gov. Rick Scott that they will be meeting for a Special Session to reconcile the state’s nearly $84 billion budget. As reported by FloridaPolitics.com, Scott called on the Legislature…

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Interests for and against ‘liquor wall’ legislation react to passage

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The reaction to the Florida Legislature’s repeal of the state’s “booze wall” law continued long after Wednesday’s vote. The House, on a close vote of 58-57, passed the Senate’s bill (SB 106) to allow retailers to remove the ‘wall of separation’ between hard liquor and other goods. (Full story here.) The legislation now heads to Gov. Rick Scott. If signed into law, the state will end 82 years of mandating that retailers sell distilled spirits in a separate store from other items. Floridians for Fair Business…

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LIBRE Initiative releases Spanish-language ad calling for end of ‘corporate welfare’

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The LIBRE Initiative is calling on the Florida Legislature to put an end to corporate welfare. In a new Spanish-language digital ad, the organization calls on Floridians to contact their lawmakers and tell them “the game’s over; end this corporate welfare.” The 60-second spot is similar to one released earlier this month by Americans for Prosperity-Florida, which compared economic incentives to gambling and said the incentives “haven’t paid out.” Both the LIBRE Initiative and Americans for Prosperity-Florida are aligned with…

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AFP-FL urges Senate to keep incentives out of Triumph Gulf Coast bill

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A Northwest Florida Republican plans to amend the Senate’s version of a bill to send millions of dollars to the Panhandle communities impacted by the 2010 BP oil spill to allow money to be spent on economic incentives. The Panama City News Herald reported this weekend that Sen. George Gainer said he plans to file an amendment to the bill (SB 364) so that it allows funds to be spent on economic incentives for companies in the region that provide…

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