Tag: Americans for Prosperity-FL

Ryan NicolJuly 25, 2018
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Americans for Prosperity Florida (AFP-FL), the conservative/libertarian group funded by the Koch brothers, is trashing a carbon tax bill put forward by U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo that Curbelo says would help combat climate change. The Republican  broke from his party to offer up the legislation. His bill, the “MARKET CHOICE Act,” would repeal federal taxes […]

Staff ReportsJuly 25, 2017
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3min350
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 […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 18, 2017
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7min395
The Florida Supreme Court’s decision not to take up a contentious school vouchers lawsuit continued to garner reaction throughout Wednesday. Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump‘s nominee for U.S. Education Secretary, tweeted, “Congrats to the Florida families who have a clear path toward more opportunity due to #SchoolChoice w/ today’s FL Supreme Court decision!” Florida House […]

Jim RosicaJanuary 11, 2017
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Online car services such as Uber and Lyft got a preliminary win in Florida after favorable legislation was filed Wednesday in the Legislature. The bills (SB 340 and HB 221), which would apply to ridebooking companies like Uber and Lyft, combine parts of previous measures that have been introduced but not passed over the last few years. Still, “transportation […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 17, 2016
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9min290
The Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee on Wednesday voted 5-3 to approve a bill that targets funding for family planning and women’s health. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, says clinics that offer abortion services, like Planned Parenthood, are prohibited from receiving state funding. Laura Goodhue, executive director of the Florida Alliance […]


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