The Center for Public Integrity

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    James Carville Says FSU Stands for "For Sale University"

    Democratic rainmaker and columnist James Carville on Tuesday penned a column for the insidery political paper The Hill. The article attacked Florida State University and its ties to libertarian sugar daddies the Koch Brothers. Fair point, though the timing was unfortunate -- not the greatest day t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Florida Has the Most Expensive Midterm Election in the U.S.

    As ever, Florida is at the center of Election Day for dubious reasons. This time around, it's basically because no other state has spent more on elections this year than the Sunshine State. All told, the 2014 election cycle has raised a whopping $345 million, reports the Miami Herald. And accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    New Times Writer Terrence McCoy Wins Aronson Award

    New Times has won a 2014 James Aronson Award for a story about a local man who has spent more than $85 million funding settlements in Israel. "Miami Beach was published this past March 28 and written by then staff writer Terrence McCoy, who recently departed for a position at the Washington Post. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    Imagining a Florida Without Medicaid

    See also: Rick Scott's stranger-than-fiction smackdown of Obamacare and his defense of that decison.In 2009, at least 2.45 million people in Florida were enrolled in Medicaid, according to data from government agencies. Another estimate pegs the number at more than 3 million. That's over a tenth of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Florida Gets Graded on State Integrity Scorecard, Barely Passes

    ​The Center for Public Integrity released its annual state corruption rankings last week -- and Florida passed! Technically. The state was one of 11 to get a C-, and its 71 percent score puts it in a tie for 18th in overall integrity. No state got an overall A grade.Florida got top marks for its i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    Ex-Health Insurance Executive: Rick Scott HMO Debacle Goes Against His "Obamacare" Rhetoric

    Illustration by Miche Ratto​Wendell Potter -- a former health care insurance executive who most recently left his post as head of communications for CIGNA -- has been following up on the Pulp's post on Florida's newest HMO policy for state employees and agrees that the decision to allow just one H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Marco Rubio Gets Big Campaign Bucks From Oil Giant Koch Industries

    Rubio, a darling of Big Oil.​Four months ago, as oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed into the Gulf of Mexico and threatened Panhandle beaches, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio stubbornly defended his support for offshore drilling."The issue of offshore drilling is not going ... More >>

  • News

    July 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    A New Black Market in South Florida Is About To Explode

    Jeopardy time. This black market product costs governments worldwide $50 billion every year, fuels Hezbollah, the PKK and other terrorist cells and runs on global crime syndicates and hundreds of underground factories in China and Eastern Europe.via Wikimedia CommonsHeroin, you say? Cocaine? Automa ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Taking Stock of Bob Graham

    The South Florida senator and presidential candidate wheels and doodles