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The Florida House is offering training sessions to assist lobbyists in getting to know the new House Rules adopted last month. A seminar will be offered on December 13 and December 14, 2016, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Room […]

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Both chambers of the Florida Legislature held organizational sessions yesterday, Nov. 22, 2016. Agenda items included selection of House and Senate leadership, administering the oath of office for new members and approving the rules governing the upcoming session. Newly minted […]

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Speaker-Designate Richard Corcoran recently proposed sweeping changes to House Rules for when lawmakers return to Tallahassee next year. Corcoran is specifically taking aim at lobbyists and their interactions with House members. Some of the proposed changes include banning lobbyists from […]

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Miami Beach residents rejected two ballot measures looking to ease certain restrictions on lobbyists. The first would have allowed architects and landscape architects to serve on city land-use boards and work on city projects at the same time, as long […]

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With the court battle over for the time being, a ballot issue affecting campaign finance and ethics laws in Miami-Dade County will not appear on the ballot this November. Earlier this month, the county appealed a circuit court’s order requiring […]

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A judge has ordered a campaign finance ballot measure be placed on the ballot in November. After the County Commission rejected the proposal for containing legally insufficient language, An Accountable Miami-Dade filed a petition for a writ of mandamus last […]

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Broward Health, the county’s hospital system, has implemented its decade-old lobbyist registration policy through a new website. The website contains information about the policy, registration procedures, and expenditure reporting. Lobbyists engaged to lobby the North Broward Hospital District, its Board […]

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A political committee called An Accountable Miami-Dade is sponsoring a proposal to change campaign finance rules for county elections. The proposal would limit contributions to candidates to $250, rather than the state-set limit of $1,000, and county vendors and lobbyists […]

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St. Petersburg Councilwoman Darden Rice will introduce a proposed ordinance to abolish super PACs and ensure foreign money stays out of city elections. The ordinance would establish limits for independent expenditure committees and would require corporations contributing money to local […]

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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted on 22 federal charges, including fraud and conspiracy. Brown, who represents the state’s 5th Congressional District, is accused of using a fake charity to solicit contributions and using those funds for personal gain. […]

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Broward Health, the county’s hospital system, is currently creating an online lobbyist registration system to coincide with its recently discovered registration policy. The policy, created 12 years ago, was never implemented and came to light only after months of discussions […]

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A group of current and past politicians have announced an initiative to strengthen ethics laws in Miami-Dade County. The group, named An Accountable Miami-Dade, is leading the charge to place a measure on the November ballot. The measure would strengthen […]

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The Florida Legislature adjourned its regular session sine die as scheduled on March 11, 2016. The session was a display of bipartisan cooperation, netting an $82 billion budget, and stood in stark contrast to last year where a bitter fight […]

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County commissioners, by a unanimous vote, approved an ordinance requiring lobbyists to register and pay a yearly $50 fee. Under the previous law, lobbyists simply had to sign a registry each time they appeared to lobby. The new law requires […]

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