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Florida Chamber: Seven Legislators in Gainesville and Ocala Earned an "A"

Florida Chamber: Seven Legislators in Gainesville and Ocala Earned an “A”

florida-chamber-for-ejournalYesterday, the Florida Chamber released actual grades earned by all 160 members of the Florida Legislature on the Florida Chamber’s 2016 Legislative Report Card.

The following legislators earned an “A” in your region:

Senator Charles “Charlie” Dean
Senator Alan Hays
Senator Dorothy Hukill
Representative Dennis Baxley
Representative Keith Perry
Representative Elizabeth Porter
Representative Charlie Stone
The Florida Chamber’s Legislative Report Card is an annual opportunity to recognize members of the Florida Legislature who placed making Florida more competitive through private-sector job creation above special interest attempts to protect the status quo. After tabulating more than 5,400 votes cast during the 2016 Legislative Session, nearly 69 percent of state lawmakers earned an “A” (90-100) on the priority pro-jobs issues outlined in the Florida Chamber’s 2016 Business Agenda.

According to the Florida Chamber’s 2016 Legislative Report Card:

30 Senators earned an “A” – up from 20 in 2015
80 Representatives earned an “A” – up from 61 in 2015, and
Grade Point Average for Representatives was 90 percent and 91 percent for Senators – up from 83 percent and 89 percent respectively last year
Along with grades, the Florida Chamber also today announced the 14 legislators who earned the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Advocate award for championing pro-jobs, pro-business legislation.

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