Tag: sports incentives
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Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 22, 2016
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With just a few weeks left in the 2016 Legislative Session, Americans for Prosperity-Florida is continuing its opposition to proposed economic incentive packages. The organization released a Web advertisement Monday that called on Floridians to call for their lawmakers to oppose economic incentive packages. The 30-second spot urges Florida voters to remind lawmakers “they work […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 10, 2016
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4min8
The Senate transportation, tourism and economic development appropriations subcommittee on Thursday is set to discuss an economic development incentive package. The bill includes language addressing the sports and film incentives. Chris Hudson, state director for Americans for Prosperity—Florida, said in a statement: “I urge the members of the Senate to take a break from corporate […]

Jenna Buzzacco-FoersterFebruary 5, 2016
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2min3
Americans for Prosperity—Florida is out with a new advertisement taking aim at sports incentives. The digital advertisement ad campaign asks Floridians to tell their elected officials to oppose efforts to give incentives to sports teams. The digital ad campaign is scheduled to run through Super Bowl Sunday. “As wealthy team owners and NFL executives gather […]

Staff ReportsFebruary 2, 2016
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3min3
The Department of Economic Opportunity on Monday forwarded three sports applications to state lawmakers for review, suggesting all three might be worthy of funding. Chris Hudson, state director for Americans for Prosperity—Florida, said in a statement: “Legislators should focus on the real needs of their constituents. In 2015 lawmakers stood strong against handing out public […]

Christine Jordan SextonFebruary 18, 2015
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House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s criticism of the Department of Economic Opportunity is getting louder. In a pre-session interview with FloridaPolitics.com, Crisafulli said he would be willing to change the state law to make clear that the competitive applications must be ranked by the Department of Economic Opportunity, and that the Department cannot simply review the […]

Christine Jordan SextonFebruary 18, 2015
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3min11
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli’s criticism of the Department of Economic Opportunity is getting louder. In a pre-session interview with FloridaPolitics.com, Crisafulli said he would be willing to change the state law to make clear that the competitive applications must be ranked by the Department of Economic Opportunity, and that the Department cannot simply review the […]


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