June 10, 2009
AIF’s Voting Records publication is now available online. This annual publication highlights how each member of the Legislature voted on issues important to AIF and Florida’s business community. For more than three decades, AIF has published Voting Records, an analysis of every vote cast by every legislator on major business issues. By reporting on 11,744 votes cast by legislators on 119 bills, this publication embodies the most exhaustive and complete record of the Florida Legislature’s positions on issues impacting Florida’s employers. In addition, we include a summary of each of the bills that were used to determine the rankings and we profile our Champions for Business and AIF Council Awards winners.
All AIF members will be receiving a hard-copy version of this publication via mail in the days to come, but we wanted to make an electronic version available to you as well. Don’t forget about our Online Voting Records available on our website (www.aif.com). This unique software created by AIF provides you with a multitude of options when viewing voting records online. You can view a legislator’s vote record by year or by subject matter, and then go even further and see the exact votes that led to the percentage they received. That’s right…Full Transparency.
2009 was an incredibly successful year for AIF, its members, and our partners across the business community who once again joined AIF in advocating for a better business climate. Legislative victories including the passage of workers’ compensation legislation, property tax relief, Economic Stimulus Package 2.0, and the defeat of job-killing measures like higher taxes for employers in our state were made possible only with the support of our members across this great state. As the “Voice of Florida Business,” AIF stands ready to continue to defend the principles of the free-enterprise system no matter how difficult or how unpopular they may be.