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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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Defeats of Prison Privatization and Parent Trigger Prompts FL Chamber of Commerce to Target Rebel GOP Senators

Yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel piece by Tallahassee bureau chief Aaron Deslatte delved into the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s influence  and it’s displeasure with the republican rebels in the senate who didn’t go along with them on prison privatization and parent trigger. It was … Continue reading

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The Future of the Florida Senate: Will the Anti-Privatization Coalition Extend to Schools

What follows is an analysis by a long time observer of Florida politics. The writer desires to be recognized by a pseudonym, Lois Pace. Will the emerging center coalition in the Florida Senate flex its muscle as we enter the … Continue reading

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Steve Wise’s Laughable “this senate doesn’t strong-arm people.”

When the student member of the Florida Board of Governors, Michael Long, dared to stand up to Senator JD Alexander, the powerful republican told him that he had “jeopardized his future career.” Alexander just got closer to following through on his … Continue reading

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Bradenton Herald: Unsavory Prison Politics

The privatization lines have blurred in Florida. Few any longer even bother to dispute the fact that Florida’s republican-dominated legislature is engaged in attempted to privatize the state’s education apparatus via any means possible. The privatization template is currently placed … Continue reading

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How Deep is ALEC’s Reach into Driving Florida Legislation?

When Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal used a release from the Democrat Progressive Caucus to report that ALEC was sponsoring another education privatization indoctrination session for state legislators this weekend, a firestorm of coverage erupted. The Koch brothers-funded group doesn’t … Continue reading

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