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CVA Commends Florida Legislature for Rejecting Enterprise Florida

By Concerned Veterans for America

Tallahassee, FL – Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) is applauding the Florida House and Senate for passing a budget that will not include Enterprise Florida, a costly corporate welfare program that hands out taxpayer funds to a few, large benefiting companies at the expense of many hardworking Floridians.

CVA Coalitions Director Diego Echeverri issued the following statement: 

It’s been disappointing to watch the officials we elected to advance freedom and opportunity for everyone use their power to dole out favors and handouts to well-connected businesses. Giving taxpayer money to special interests does nothing to make Florida more secure or free. We commend both chambers of the Florida legislature for rejecting Enterprise Florida and taking a small step toward stamping out cronyism.”

Last month CVA launched a direct mail campaign urging state Senators in Florida to follow the House’s lead and reject corporate welfare like Enterprise this session.

CVA has been outspoken on the need to eliminate Enterprise Florida, a program which puts the needs of special interests ahead of the needs of hardworking veterans in Florida. After 20 years of operation, Enterprise Florida has negotiated over 1,600 contracts worth more than $1.7 billion, creating only half the number of jobs it originally promised to provide.