Florida #1 in Corruption and Congressman Ted Deutsch Criticizes Florida Voter Purge06/08/12 Robert Lorei
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk about a new report on government corruption here in Florida. And later we'll discuss the controversy over voter purges here in Florida. First four listener comments about previous programs.
First up today: The Palm Beach Post reports today that: "Florida leads the nation in federal public corruption convictions over the past decade, according to a watchdog group that Wednesday urged lawmakers to give more investigative power to the stateâ€™s Commission on Ethics. The report concluded that Florida had 781 public corruption convictions between 2000 and 2010, tops in the nation. California and Texas were close behind, with New York fourth. But Floridaâ€™s corruptions history also contributed to it having three cities listed this year among Forbes magazineâ€™s â€œmost miserable,â€ with Miami No. 1, West Palm Beach No. 4 and Fort Lauderale No. 7."
A new non-profit group called Integrity Florida issued the report and we're joined now by its executive director Dan Krassner.
Next up we'll listen to comments made by south Florida congressman Ted Deutch yesterday when he was questioning US Attorney General Eric Holder about the efforts to remove suspected non-citizens from Florida's voting rolls. video link here