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Fishy business with FL Legislature’s push for wells north of Lake O

BY: - December 3, 2020

My dad has always enjoyed fishing. When I was a kid, he loved taking me with him and showing me how to bait the hook, cast the line, and not freak out when my rod suddenly bent double. One important thing I learned from him was that a placid surface can be deceptive. A lot […]

Dark money fuels effort to hinder FL citizens from changing Constitution — ‘It’s just the way it happened’

BY: - October 16, 2020

The organization that placed Amendment 4, which would make it twice as hard to amend the Florida Constitution, on the Nov. 3 ballot was Keep Our Constitution Clean P.C. The organization that solely financed its efforts, to the tune of $9 million in cash and in-kind contributions, was Keep Our Constitution Clean Inc. At least, […]

For all you Florida Legislature watchers: We follow the dollars

BY: - April 17, 2019

The Florida Republican and Democratic parties raised more than $6.2 million in contributions in the run-up to this spring’s Florida legislative session, according to the state Division of Elections. The Republicans collected $5.3 million. The Democrats raised just over $900,000. The contributions during the first three months of 2019 from utility companies, hospitals, trial lawyers, […]

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Get the governor a state plane, already.

BY: - April 5, 2019

For Heaven’s sake, let’s buy the man an airplane.  Our new governor has taken to begging for rides with billionaires these days. And he’s already risked life and limb riding around in a 16-year old plane owned by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  After a couple of emergency landings, Gov. Ron DeSantis needs to […]