Governor, Legislature should focus on broad-based tax cuts and withdraw requests for special handouts

TALLAHASSEE – Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL), the leading grassroots advocate for fiscal transparency and holding elected officials accountable, applauded the across-the-board tax relief in Governor Rick Scott’s $79.3 billion state budget but urged him to cut the hundreds of millions in corporate welfare handouts.

“In these special times of thanksgiving, Governor Rick Scott should be focused on shrinking the size of government and eliminating unnecessary regulation to protect and encourage entrepreneurs to pursue the American dream,” said state director Chris Hudson. “Adding hundreds of millions of dollars in special carve-outs to a few well-connected industries will not be the golden ticket Florida families need to keep moving forward. We applaud Governor Scott for remaining focused on cutting taxes, but encourage him and the Legislature to do everything possible to give even more money back to Florida’s hardworking families and entrepreneurs.”

Last session, AFP-FL fought alongside concerned Floridians to hold elected officials accountable for votes they took on wasteful incentive spending, and they will watch closely how lawmakers work towards meeting the needs of taxpayers in the upcoming session. Lawmakers and citizens can keep up with AFP-FL’s top priorities by visiting FloridaBillboard.org for all the policies that matter most to the 164,000 activists across the state.

For further information or an interview, please contact Andres Malave at AMalave@afphq.org or 407-388-8060.

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 2.3 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states. AFP has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 90,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. 

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