Americans for Prosperity-Florida (AFP-FL) on Thursday released its agenda for the legislative session beginning next week, focusing on driving long-term solutions to promote legislative reforms that will expand educational opportunities, make health care more accessible and affordable, and reduce red tape hindering Floridians.
AFP-FL will seek to block corporate welfare, advocate educational reforms, empower individuals over unions, expand energy options, and health care reforms during the forthcoming legislative session cycle that is slated to begin on Jan 11th.
“Our advocates are already actively engaging on these critical issues, building off the momentum from the previous legislative session in the areas of education and health care. The pandemic put things into perspective for Florida families, and citizens are more engaged in our grassroots efforts than ever. Our conversations with concerned citizens over the past year have provided meaningful insights, and based on those we have put together a legislative agenda that addresses the top issues Floridians face each day,” said AFP-FL State Director Skylar Zander.
The group aims to protect Floridian tax dollars by pushing against private industries seeking public funds; For example, the proposed baseball stadium for Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays.
AFP-FL will also work to reform the state’s education system, promoting a shift from one-size-fits-all approaches to tailored education options for students.
AFP-FL advocates the growth of universal education savings accounts, competency-based approaches, and the expansion of alternative authorizers to develop additional school options.
“We want to make sure legislators in Tallahassee hear the voices of students, parents, patients, and workers across the state so they can enact reforms that remove barriers to individual opportunity and success,” continued Zander.
AFP-FL additionally seeks increased access to quality, affordable health care through a shift to greater access to audio-only telehealth and the expansion of pharmacist scope of practice.
The legislative session is slated to begin on Jan. 11th, running through March 11th, where lawmakers will delegate legislative proposals. AFP-FL, along with other Tallahassee-based political operative groups will attempt to swing their influence toward politicians to best represent their mission statements and political goals.