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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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At economic lunch, Bob Buckhorn blasts ‘Koch Brothers led ideology’ in Tallahassee

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Bob Buckhorn announced last month that he won’t run for governor next year, saying it wasn’t worth separating himself from his family over the next couple of years. It’s certainly not for lack of how he would run his campaign, based on remarks he made on Monday in Tampa. Appearing with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, the two mayors of the Tampa Bay area’s two largest cities took turns bashing the state Legislature at the Florida Economic Forum Luncheon. Hundreds of local…

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Special-interest groups rejoice Enterprise Florida House vote; call for Senate death knell

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When the Florida House of Representatives voted Friday to do away with the much-embattled Florida Enterprise – the program Gov. Rick Scott loyally supported and, oppositely, Speaker Richard Corcoran virulently chided – special interest groups who had worked tirelessly for its eradication jumped for joy. None celebrated more than the Florida branch of Americans for Prosperity (AFP-FL), which bills itself as the leading grassroots advocacy organization campaigning against corporate welfare, which is what Speaker Corcoran had called it in the…

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Carol Dover: Florida’s future depends on tourism

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Marketing is a contest for people’s attention, and state tourism marketing is no different. However, the detrimental impacts of removing a powerful marketing mechanism mean a world of difference when your state budget revenue depends on your share of the market. The proposed bill spearheaded by the House Careers & Competition Subcommittee that eliminates VISIT FLORIDA will have severe and irreversible impacts on the state’s hospitality industry. We must protect the tourism industry, Florida’s top employer and chief economic driver,…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.23.16 – Real reform in Tallahassee

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Florida’s new legislative class of 2017 is presumably back home for the holidays today after spending the first part of this week in Tallahassee. House Speaker Richard Corcoran and Senate President Joe Negron welcomed their troops by discussing their respective goals for the 2017 session. In the case of Corcoran, his proposals for lobbying reform have been well publicized in the past week. He also said repeated his pledge yesterday not to accept any spending projects that are not filed as House bills on the…

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“Florida Man buys state” — American Bridge PAC says Americans for Prosperity PAC buys Florida

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The liberal American Bridge super PAC has released a voluminous new report contending that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Florida Gov. Rick Scott have become “puppets” of the rival conservative Americans For Prosperity super PAC. American Bridge’s 144-page report, entitled “Florida Man Buys State: Koch Impacts In the Sunshine State,” was released Friday to coincide with Americans for Prosperity’s annual Defending The American Dream Summit in Orlando this weekend. Rubio will be a keynote speaker Friday. The report seeks to…

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Americans For Prosperity focusing on Florida Senate race and on grassroots efforts

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Americans For Prosperity, the conservative organization founded by the Koch brothers that deluged television with electioneering commercials the past two cycles is pushing its grassroots efforts now. At its annual “Defending the American Dream” summit in Orlando Friday, AFP leaders stressed their ground-level organization in states like Florida to push business-friendly candidates in U.S. Senate races like Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio. An estimated 2,000 AFP activists, including about 750 from Orlando, turned out this weekend for the Summit at…

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