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Scandals Hit the South

April 12, 2016

Amid an outbreak of ethical violations in southern states, Common Cause is pushing reforms that increase transparency of political spending, limit the amount of money candidates can accept and establish reasonable enforcement mechanisms

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Capitol Report for Week Ending March 11, 2016

March 11, 2016

Week nine of the 2016 Florida legislative session will soon be over and there was action on issues that are priorities for Common Cause Florida. One of our top priorities is now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature. Another priority failed to make it out of its last committee stop and is dead for the 2016 session. After passing an $82 billion budget, the legislature is expected to adjourn on Friday afternoon.

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Capitol Report for Week Ending March 4, 2016

March 4, 2016

Week eight of the 2016 Florida legislative session is over and there was action on issues that are priorities for Common Cause Florida. Unfortunately, one of our top priorities failed to make it out of its last committee stop this week and the committee is not scheduled to meet again. All of the legislation we once considered problematic has been neutralized to the point that Common Cause Florida is no longer opposing it.

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Capitol Report for Week Ending February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016

Week seven of the 2016 Florida legislative session is over and there was action on issues that are priorities for Common Cause Florida. Most of the legislation we support is well positioned to pass in the final two weeks of the session. All of the legislation we once considered problematic has been neutralized to the point that Common Cause Florida is no longer opposing it.

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