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VIDEO: Joe Arpaio heckled at a Tea Party event

By | 11.14.11 | 1:45 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona — known for his controversial immigration enforcement measures and his birther conspiracy theories — was heckled Saturday as he spoke at “Choose Liberty,” an event organized by the Eastern Orlando Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity.

New ‘free market’ think tank sets its sights on 2012 legislative session

By | 11.02.11 | 3:22 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Just months after opening up shop, a Naples-based “free market” public policy group that has so far declined to disclose the source of its funding has already made inroads with state government, and is gearing up to influence Florida’s 2012 legislative session.

Judge who blocked drug-testing welfare recipients dismissed conservative think tank report as evidence

By | 10.25.11 | 2:17 pm | More from The Florida Independent

A court ordered a temporary halt to Florida’s controversial new law requiring welfare recipients to submit to a drug test before receiving benefits yesterday.

State lawmaker stands up for Koch owned Georgia-Pacific

By | 10.19.11 | 12:29 pm | More from The Florida Independent

During a Jacksonville city council meeting Monday, state Rep. Lake Ray, R-Jacksonville, spoke out against a resolution that would delay the construction of a four-mile waste pipeline from Georgia-Pacific’s Palatka mill to the St. Johns River. Ray, who also acts as the executive director of a business association that represents


Dems blast Colorado congressman for accepting Koch cash

By | 10.04.11 | 6:10 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee wasted little time linking at least one Colorado congressman to Monday’s damning Bloomberg Markets Magazine report on Koch Industries.

Americans for Prosperity: Almost all Fla. GOP legislators get A’s, Dems get F’s

By | 09.08.11 | 12:22 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida’s chapter of Americans for Prosperity, the Koch brothers-funded right-wing political organization, just released their “2011 Legislative Scorecard,” giving nearly every GOP member of the state Legislature an A or A+ and nearly every Democrat an F.

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Leaked tape reveals Koch brothers’ conservative donors

By | 09.07.11 | 9:09 am

A list of billionaire industrialists and conservative magnates that help fund Charles and David Koch’s far-reaching empire was released by Mother Jones magazine Tuesday. The list was culled from an audio recording of Charles Koch announcing high-dollar donors at a retreat in Vail, Colo., in late June.

Wealthy Florida conservatives join Koch brothers’ million dollar donor club

By | 09.06.11 | 5:23 pm | More from The Florida Independent

According to audio recordings of a retreat hosted by the billionaire Koch brothers in Colorado this past June, wealthy donors with Florida ties gave more than $1 million each to the brothers’ cause.

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Critics of Perry-led higher ed reform in Texas warn Florida of ramifications

By | 08.31.11 | 2:26 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Rick Perry (Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/eschipul)Gov. Rick Scott hasn’t been specific about his plans to overhaul the state’s higher education system, but he has made clear his intention to make some changes — and higher education reforms in Texas will be a likely template. #

Koch Industries buys anti-Koch web addresses

By | 08.24.11 | 6:14 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

In the eyes of the American public, Wichita-based Koch Industries is coming to stand more for right-wing string-pulling than for its blockbuster oil and gas business. For years, David and Charles Koch spent millions mostly behind the scenes to advance anti-environmental and anti-labor policies and to attack Democratic candidates More…