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Tag Archives: Koch brothers
Florida’s charter school zealots vowed to go after the republican senators who voted against parent trigger earlier this year and are using the Koch brothers money to do it. The campaigns are targeted against Sen. Greg Evers (Milton), Sen. Nancy … Continue reading
How the Koch Brothers and Charter Schools USA Filter Campaign Cash to Florida’s Republican Legislators
A remarkable story from Miami Herald reporter Mary Ellen Klas was published last night which traced the money trail that fuels the candidacies of state republican legislators. Legal under campaign financing laws, the Republican Party of Florida takes in donations and passes it on to … Continue reading
The Orlando Sentinel’s Scott Powers reported in July 2011 on the involvement of mysterious, Koch brothers – funded group ALEC in last year’s legislative session. Citing a report in the “high brow liberal magazine,” In These Times. Powers wrote of the run-up to the union-busting … Continue reading
Report: “Florida Reformers Used Decoy Legislation, Spread Unions Thin to Allow Certain Charter Bills to “Fly Under the Radar”
Writing in The Nation, Lee Fang reports: Patricia Levesque, a top adviser to former Governor Jeb Bush, spoke to fellow reformers at a retreat in October 2010. Levesque noted that reform efforts had failed because the opposition had time to … Continue reading
So Rick Scott’s going to spend the day in a high school classroom. Wonder if he’ll have any sleepers. For his sixth ‘Let’s Get to Work’ Day, Scott will spend Thursday at three Immokalee schools, according to the Governor’s Office. … Continue reading
Conservative legislative planning non-profit, the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC has operated under the radar for some time. Not any more. And no longer so in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reported in July of the Koch brothers-funded group’s involvement … Continue reading