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New survey ranks Sunshine State worst in the nation in lobbyist transparency

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Despite the recent political pyrotechnics on display in Tallahassee when former Gov. Jeb Bush came back to town last month to highlight lobbying reforms approved during his administration, recent initiatives to clean up Adams Street have produced more heat than sunshine, according to a recently released national survey. The Sunlight Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest watchdog group, ranked Florida last in the nation in a new study. State lobbying ethics laws were scrutinized via five different rubrics — Florida’s were the only…

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