Ashley Lopez: New evidence shows that the leaders of a redistricting effort last year allowed their staffs to use private email addresses and personal file sharing accounts to swap information with consultants from the Republican Party of Florida.
Ashely Lopez: On Tuesday, an ethics bill aimed at addressing Tallahassee's "revolving door"-- the movement of government employees from lobbying firms to the positions they lobbied -- cleared a Senate panel.
Ashley Lopez: The Florida Legislature's incoming leaders want to change some of the state's campaign finance laws, including a $500 limit on campaign contributions to political candidates.
Ralph De La Cruz: The 2011 legislative session is almost over. FCIR examines the upcoming state budget cuts.