March 23, 2012

Exposed: The Corporations Behind The Law That May Let Trayvon Martin’s Killer Go Free

Exposed: The Corporations Behind The Law That May Let Trayvon Martin's Killer Go Free

It’s been widely reported today that the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the shadowy corporate front group that unites state lawmakers with corporations to pass state laws favorable to corporate interests, helped pass the law that might allow Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, to escape prosecution. Florida’s “Stand Your Ground,” the law that might help
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March 9, 2012

Florida Governor Rick Scott Names Super-Lobbyist As State Attorney

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has developed a reputation for being cozy with lobbyists, naming them to all sorts of different positions. In January, he even named a former lobbyist to Florida’s Secretary of State. Yesterday, Scott named Peter Antonacci as the State Attorney for Palm Beach County, and he will serve until January 7th, 2013.
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February 8, 2012

Outback Steakhouse Is Pushing Florida To Lower Its Minimum Wage For Servers To $2.13

The Huffington Post’s Dave Jamieson reports on the case of a powerful lobby pushing to actually lower the minimum wage for a group of workers in Florida. The state senate’s tourism and commerce committee has written a bill, SPB 7210, that would allow restaurants to pay servers as low as $2.13 rather than the current
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