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Occupy Tampa protests super PACs at Tampa accounting office listen

12/12/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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A Tampa accounting firm services over 40 Political Action Committees. Some opponents of these PACs and super PACs say it is just a way to legally launder money for campaign contributions. About 30 Occupy Tampa protesters took their message to Robert Watkins and Company this morning in the form of some really big checks.

Becky Rubright was one of the organizers of the protest at 610 South Boulevard in T...

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Occupy Tampa rally: "Vets are the 99 percent!" listen

11/14/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Saturday afternoon about 30 members of Occupy Tampa rallied in support of Veterans. They marched from their sidewalk encampment by Curtis Hixon Park to Joe Chillura Courthouse Square Park, which is home to a memorial that honors fallen soldiers who were connected to Hillsborough County and killed in [Operation Iraqi...


Libertarian group sues over Florida's campaign finance law listen

09/29/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Yesterday the DC-area-based Institute for Justice, a nonprofit that calls itself the nation’s only libertarian public interest law firm, filed a lawsuit challenging Florida’s campaign finance laws. When four Sarasota-county residents wanted to pool together $150 apiece to fund a series of radio ads attacking a proposed state constitutional amendment on November’s ballot, the law required that they register as a political action committee or PAC.

Now, on behalf of those four resident...

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