Florida is considering replacement of its outdated website for tracking money in politics with a statewide electronic filing system for all state and local campaign finance data.
As this potential solution is reviewed by policymakers to help the public follow the money, the LeRoy Collins Institute at Florida State University and Integrity Florida, on February 10, 2014, released the latest installment in the Tough Choices report series:
Tough Choices: Best Practices in Campaign Finance and Public Access to Information. The report, an in-depth analysis of Florida’s campaign finance policies compared to other states in the U.S., found that Florida’s 2013 reform legislation set the right path, but more could be done to improve transparency.
What others are saying about our research:
“I am proud of our progress in making Florida’s campaign finance reporting system more transparent through stricter reporting requirements,” said House Speaker Will Weatherford. “We can always do more to increase transparency and accountability, and I appreciate the LeRoy Collins Institute’s and Integrity Florida’s thoughtful suggestions.”
Click here to read the report.
Click here for the 2014 Appendix – 50-state assessment of campaign finance disclosure websites
Click here to read the press release.
Click here to review the Florida Division of Elections proposal.
In case you missed it, here is a related Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times report by Mary Ellen Klas “Next step in campaign finance reform could be web site overhaul”.