A new report from the National Institute on Money in State Politics finds that Florida is No. 1 in the country for the amount of money that state party committees receive in campaign donations. More than $100 million in campaign contributions flooded the coffers of the Democratic and Republican Party committees during the 2009-2010 election cycle.
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City of Pembroke Pines terminates contract to supply water and sewage to proposed immigration detention center
Pembroke Pines city commissioners voted Wednesday night to rescind a contract to supply fire, emergency rescue services and water and sewage to a proposed federally-funded but privately-run immigration detention center.
During budget negotiations Sunday night, GOP leadership tried to unsuccessfully sneak prison privatization into the state’s budget, The Palm Beach Post reports.
The American Civil Liberties Union, along with dozens of policy and religious groups, are urging Republican governors– including Florida Gov. Rick Scott– not to sell state prisons to the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a private company currently looking to buy state prison contracts as part of a new business venture.
State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, has introduced an amendment to the Senate’s budget bill that he hopes will further impede the state’s effort to privatize prisons.
State Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey, appeared on Democracy Now! yesterday to discuss the defeat of a bill that would have privatized 27 Florida prisons. The bill would have essentially created the biggest corporate prison system in the country.
A bill created to privatize 27 Florida prisons died on the state Senate floor today in a 19-21 vote.
This morning, the Huffington Post reported that a private prison company had approached 48 states — of which Florida is one — to trade cash in exchange for contracts to run state prisons.