Special interests flood Florida legislative campaigns with $28 million in 6 months

As Florida legislators begin their annual session in an election year, at least $28.5 million has been funneled into legislative political committees in the last six months, fueling progress on priority legislation for many industries, and blocking other ideas from advancing, according to a Herald/Times analysis.

For example, while legislation to clear a path for the popular ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft has rolled quickly through the Florida House and is ready for a vote after the first week of the annual session, the industry…

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