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FSU took in $626,247 from Charles Koch Foundation last year

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Over the years, conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch have spent vast amounts of money on political advertising and campaign donations in recent years trying to get Republicans elected. In January, they promised through their political network to spend nearly $900 million on the 2016 election, after spending nearly $400 million during the 2012 campaign. Not so well known until recent years is how much they’ve been spending on college campuses in recent years — but it’s increasing year by year. In…

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Personnel note: Fatima Perez joins Koch Industries to lead regional state gov’t affairs

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Fatima Perez, most recently chief of staff for Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, will become the new state government affairs regional manager for Koch Companies Public Sector LLC. With more than 15 years’ experience in state government, Perez has been a senior adviser to former Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and a senior legislative aide in the Florida Legislature, working for members of both chambers, including former Sen. Walter “Skip” Campbell and former State Rep. Annie Betancourt. Perez also worked as an…

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Mitch Perry Report for 4.29.15 — GOP vs GOP violence in Tally, as Democrats watch helplessly

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In Nepal, they’re still digging through the rubble after the devastating earthquake over the weekend that has taken at least 10,000 lives. In Baltimore, the cleanup continues after the night of rage on Monday — meanwhile, the city waits in suspense for a report on what actually happened to Freddy Gray later this week. And in Tallahassee, House Speaker Steve Crisafulli decided to end the session early. But outside of Tallahassee, how much does the rest of the populace in…

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Koch Brothers latest to seize on ‘ban the box’ movement; is Tampa next?

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“Banning the Box” on job applications for companies who contract with the city of Tampa was a bridge too far for the City Council to consider back in February, but it’s good enough for the Koch Brothers and other major corporations. In February, the Council declined to pass a law that would have “banned the box” for city contractors. “Ban the box” refers to the nationwide movement that has spread over the past decade, where local governments have removed the…

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No oil money on the hands of Kathy Castor

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Even before the BP disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Kathy Castor had opposed expanded drilling closer to Florida’s shores. So if you’re connecting the dots, you’ll find that the oil and gas industry, and individuals who work in it, have given no money to Castor, since she was first elected in 2006, according to data compiled by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. In the current election cycle, oil and gas-related PACs have contributed more than $4.7 million to members of…

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