April 25, 2018 -
The first peer-reviewed study of ads bought on Facebook to influence the 2016 election is renewing calls for Congress to pass the Honest Ads Act, which would close disclosure loopholes for political ads on social media. The stalled bill is opposed by groups including Americans for Prosperity and an anti-regulatory think tank with a connection to Senate leader Mitch McConnell.
January 7, 2015 -
With money from corporations like Duke Energy, the Republican Governors Association funded tens of thousands of ads that helped GOP gubernatorial candidates in 2014. But in Florida, where Duke does business, the RGA instead bankrolled the independent political committee of GOP Gov. Rick Scott, a friend of big energy, to the tune of $9 million.
November 3, 2014 -
Almost six million Americans are disenfranchised due to convictions for felony offenses, and their votes could sway races in at least nine states with neck-and-neck races for U.S. Senate or governor.
November 2, 2012 -
Florida's restrictive new voting laws have resulted in a lot of media scrutiny. But could they really impact the final outcome of the 2012 elections? Easily.
July 17, 2012 -
A new report finds that more than 4 million Southern citizens are blocked from voting by laws that deny citizenship to those with a felony on their record. In a state like Florida, it could tip the election.
April 12, 2006 -
Florida papers are reporting that the state is finally moving to prosecute Convergys, a global corporation tied in dozens of scandals since taking over the contract to manage Florida's human resources department -- one of the largest privatizations in the country:
May 9, 2005 -
According to today's St. Petersburg Times, State Attorney General Charlie Crist said Sunday that he's tossing his hat in the ring to run for governor in 2006.