Tag: Integrity Florida
Gators running back Mark Thompson (24) barrels through the Volunteers' defense at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium during the first home game against the Tennessee Volunteers on Sept. 16, 2017. Thompson gained a total of 30 yards from his seven rushes during the game. The Gators won 26-20 by making a tie-breaking touchdown with zero seconds on the clock. (Emma Green/ WUFT News)

Jim RosicaAugust 2, 2018
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Donald Trump‘s nominations for judgeships are ensuring a federal bench that looks like the president, according to Integrity Florida: Older, white and male. The Tallahassee-based ethics-in-government watchdog’s latest report, released Thursday, also questions Trump’s assertion that he would prioritize “qualifications” over diversity. The group says that in fact the 72-year-old president is focusing on neither. “Trump has already nominated more […]

Jim RosicaDecember 13, 2017
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A proposal to repeal Florida’s system of public financing for statewide campaigns won’t make it into the state constitution, at least for now. Frank Kruppenbacher, the proposed amendment’s sponsor, withdrew it from consideration at Wednesday’s meeting of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission’s Ethics and Election committee. That was after representatives of progressive groups, including the […]

Staff ReportsMarch 21, 2017
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The Florida Senate Tuesday passed a bill aimed at streamlining the handling of political redistricting court cases. The legislation (SB 352) was approved without debate 24-14, sending it to the House.  Bill sponsor Travis Hutson, an Elkton Republican, has said the plan “locks the maps in place on qualification day,” giving clarity to candidates. It also […]

Jim RosicaMarch 9, 2017
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A bill aimed at streamlining the handling of political redistricting court cases cleared its last committee Thursday. The legislation (SB 352) was OK’d by the Senate Rules Committee on a 7-3 party-line vote. It’s now ready for the full Senate. It also “encourages” courts “to follow certain procedures to maintain public oversight when drafting a […]

Jim RosicaAugust 11, 2016
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Lingering judicial vacancies aren’t causing a crisis in Florida’s federal courts — yet. That’s the upshot of a new study out Thursday from Integrity Florida, a government watchdog group. The state has four* unfilled U.S. district judgeships out of 37. That’s only an 11 percent vacancy here, which tracks with 10 percent of the nation’s 677 district […]


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