Florida earned a score of 61 (D-), tying it for 30th among 50 in the ranking and assessment of state government accountability and transparency by the Center for Public Integrity and Global Integrity.
Right to Rise money trail to biggest vendor ends at D.C. post office box.
When the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached.
Adam Wollner: State governments from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic seaboard are attempting to blunt the influence of free-spending super PACs and nonprofits by allowing people to contribute more money to political candidates.
The Center for Public Integrity examined 10 high-profile state supreme court elections in 2012 and 2013 where outside spending was a factor. At least a third of the $11.7 million spent by independent groups originated outside the election states, mostly from Washington, D.C.-based organizations.
Alan Suderman: In Florida, it's virtually impossible to track how much was spent by outside groups trying to hurt or help a particular candidate.