Campaign finance

Fentrice Driskell

State Rep. Fentrice Driskell’s political committee raises $132,000 in first quarter

The Fentrice for Florida committee sent $125,000 to the Florida House Democratic Campaign Committee.
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The Florida Legislature is considering repealing matching funds to candidates who agree to campaign spending limits

Opponents questioned taking the issue back to voters after a 2010 repeal effort failed. “I feel like the voters have spoken on this issue.”

Senate proposal threatens public campaign funding, raises concerns for underfunded candidates

Listen: A new constitutional amendment advanced in a state Senate committee Wednesday that would stop public financing for campaigns for statewide offices. If it passes, it could hurt candidates without much funding. SJR 114 would...
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The Scoop: Mon., October 23, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Inmate reentry simulator Hillsborough County has nearly 3,000 inmates booked in county jails on any given day. Once released, they face a number of obstacles on their path back to a normal life. A reentry...

Ten years ago: Occupy Tampa holds first protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

The first Occupy Tampa demonstration occurred on Saturday, September 24, 2011. WMNF republishes the story ten years later.

St. Pete moves forward with campaign finance reform

Despite an opinion from city lawyers that it is unconstitutional, St. Petersburg City Council moved ahead this morning with an ordinance that would cap Super PAC donations and limit contributions from foreign interests in city...
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Jeb Bush Super PAC got $1.3 million from Chinese company: The Intercept

An explosive new series of reports by The Intercept has found that “a corporation owned by a Chinese couple made a major donation to Jeb Bush’s Super PAC Right to Rise USA” in March of...

Occupy Tampa holds first protest in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street is a people-powered movement for democracy that began on September 17 with an encampment in the financial district of New York City. A Tampa group began similar protests against financial institutions at...

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