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Koch Brothers-Funded PAC Attacking Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Trigger

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

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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

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ALEC’s Education Summit Next Month in Amelia Island: How Many Florida Repubulicans Will Attend?

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

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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

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Scott to Teach History and Science and Economics, Oh, My!

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

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Orlando Sentinel Calls for ALEC’s Florida’s Republican State Legislators to Come Out of the Closet

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

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