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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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Another Foolish and Misguided Idea by Steve Wise

Fresh off his pre-WWI era proclamation to mandate teaching creationism in the state’s science classrooms, Senator Steve Wise is at it again with more little red-school-house, cutting edge genius for Florida’s schools. He wants to eliminate salaries for school board … Continue reading

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Florida’s Republican Legislative Scalp-Collecting Overreach

John Thrasher’s union dues bill was going to draw the ire of manyFloridians, and  it’s passage sparked some thought-provoking comments by the Democratic  Caucus from the floor. Lets consider a few. Rep. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth:  “Everyday, I walk in this … Continue reading

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POLITIFACT Discredits John Thrasher’s Claims About Union Dues Deductions

The joint St. Petersburg Times – Miami Herald POLITIFACT project received my ire on their biggest political lie of the year.  The Times, more so than the Herald often ventures into some real Democrat hack and flack. Their lie of … Continue reading

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Somebody’s Not Telling the Truth About Florida Senate’s Union Dues Bill

From Travis Pillow, writing in The Florida Independent: State Rep. Chris Dorworth, R-Lake Mary, told the Florida House Appropriations Committee Monday he wants to “empower” union members. Labor union members have been contacting his office expressing their support for the “payroll protection” … Continue reading

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Rick Scott Deliberately Misleads on Thrasher’s Union Dues Bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott clearly is part now of the Republican cabal’s four pronged assault on our public schools and its teachers. John Thrasher’s  bill SB 830 passed committee – barely – by a 5-4 margin in the Senate Community Affairs Committee. … Continue reading

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