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60 Plus Association to host Florida ‘Taxpayer Revolt Tour’

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The 60 Plus Association, the largest conservative senior advocacy group, is launching the “Taxpayer Revolt Tour,” a series of rallies with local speakers from communities across Florida. To make senior voices heard in both Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, the tour begins Sunday, April 2, in Sarasota, finishing Wednesday, April 5, in Tallahassee. Other cities include Orlando, The Villages and Tampa, with added Central Florida stops to be announced. As a major alternative to AARP for senior advocacy, 60 Plus Association has…

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Solar Amendment 1 committee takes in another $3.5M, now at $25M raised

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The committee backing Amendment 1 took in $3.5 million in contributions last week, including another $3 million from utility companies. Consumers for Smart Solar received $2 million from Florida Power & Light, $1 million from Duke Energy, and $250,000 each from conservative retirement group the 60 Plus Association and from a group called “Let’s Preserve the American Dream.” Consumers has now raised more than $25 million this cycle, with more than $20 million of that money coming from the state’s…

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Seniors group awards Congressman Vern Buchanan for tax reform efforts

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The 60 Plus Association awarded its Guardian of Seniors Rights award to Sarasota U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan at a ceremony in Tampa. The conservative-leaning seniors advocacy group gives the award to public officials who advance “positions in support of seniors, including his stance as a vocal leader on the need for tax reform to create jobs and stimulate the economy.” The award came during an event hosted by the Main Street Growth and Opportunity Coalition affiliated with 60 Plus, where Buchanan gave the keynote address. Buchanan,…

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Floridians for Government Accountability is latest group to endorse Smart Solar Amendment

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A statewide group promoting fiscal responsibility at all levels of government is the latest to endorse the solar energy ballot initiative by Consumers for Smart Solar. Floridians for Government Accountability, a corporation formed to educate the public on economic issues, is throwing its support behind the campaign to oppose a “consumer unfriendly” initiative put forth by Floridians for Solar Choice. Opponents of the Solar Choice amendment – which they call “shady” – believe the poorly worded proposal, if passed, would…

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Consumers for Smart Solar posts blockbuster $460K in first month fundraising

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In the race to expand solar energy in Florida, one side is opening strong by posting blockbuster first-month fundraising numbers, which they credit to a campaign of transparency and diversity. Consumers for Smart Solar, the group behind a proposed solar amendment for the 2016 Florida ballot, announced Monday it raised more than $463,000 in its first month. The group collected $463,045 in July, far outpacing that of rival organization Floridians for Solar Choice. To get an idea of the groundswell of support for Smart…

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Major senior organization lines up behind Florida’s Smart Solar Amendment

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Seniors in the “oldest state in the nation” have joined a growing chorus of voices behind the consumer-friendly smart solar amendment to Florida’s Constitution. 60 Plus Association, a major senior advocacy group with chapters in Florida and Alabama, announced on Thursday its endorsement of the Smart Solar Amendment, an initiative seeking inclusion on Florida’s 2016 November ballot. The group, which promotes free enterprise and less government in senior issues, is joining Consumers for Smart Solar — a bipartisan coalition of business,…

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