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527 fix returns, passes, heads to governor

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From Sunshine State News: In stark contrast to the way lawmakers tried earlier this year to rein in shadowy electioneering groups in a broad campaign finance bill that was ultimately vetoed, the House quietly passed and sent to Gov. Charlie Crist on Thursday a second attempt to put some regulations on “527” organizations. The “electioneering communications organizations,” sometimes called 527s for the section of IRS code that deals with them, have torpedoed campaigns with little accountability since a federal court…

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‘Technology in Elections Act’ passes unanimously

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Great news for those of us who have been following Florida’s Technology in Elections Act – the bill, otherwise known as the Peter Schorsch bill because it was my complaint against St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman that prompted this legislative action, passed the Florida House of Representatives today by a unanimous vote of 114-0.  Here is the full release from State Representative Eric Eisnaugle (R-FL), the bill’s sponsor: Today, Representative Eric Eisnaugle’s (R-Orlando) Technology in Elections Act (HB 869) passed…

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‘Technology in Elections Act’ passes unanimously

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Great news for those of us who have been following Florida’s Technology in Elections Act – the bill, otherwise known as the Peter Schorsch bill because it was my complaint against St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Scott Wagman that prompted this legislative action, passed the Florida House of Representatives today by a unanimous vote of 114-0.  Here is the full release from State Representative Eric Eisnaugle (R-FL), the bill’s sponsor: Today, Representative Eric Eisnaugle’s (R-Orlando) Technology in Elections Act (HB 869) passed…

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Kurt Browning wants lawmakers to clear up campaign finance mess

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Gary Fineout reports: While there is a lot of talk about the veto of SB 6, don’t forget about the fallout from Gov. Charlie Crist’s other veto this session. Lawmakers included regulation of 527s, so-called for the section of the IRS code that covers them, in a lengthy elections bill that Crist vetoed earlier this month. The Legislature needed to act because a federal judge last year struck down the state law that covered these groups, which also go by…

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