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Editorial: The dangers of dark money in the Sunshine State

.@TB_Times condemns influence of #darkmoney, advocates for disclosure of anonymous cash:

  • A new report indicates the number of dark money groups in Florida – so-called social welfare nonprofits that do not have to disclose their contributors or detail their political expenditures – has more than doubled in recent years.
  • Dark money is flowing in the Sunshine State and eroding the ability of Floridians to determine who spends big money to influence public policy.
  • Mary Ellen Klas of the Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau reports that MapLight’s Florida data show the number of dark money groups in the state has risen from 67 to 155 since a pivotal 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
  • The campaign finance laws designed to allow citizens to see who gave how much money to whom and for what are in shreds.
  • Send the check to a social welfare organization that does not have to disclose its donors, and it can spend the money itself or bundle it in a big money transfer to a super PAC.

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@SunFoundation: “.@TB_Times condemns influence of #darkmoney, advocates for disclosure of anonymous cash:”


Dark money is flowing in the Sunshine State and eroding the ability of Floridians to determine who spends big money to influence public policy. A new report indicates the number of dark money groups in Florida — so-called social welfare nonprofits that do not have to disclose their contributors or detail their political expenditures — has more than doubled in recent years. This is the sort of secrecy that breeds corruption, and voters should insist on national reforms that restore transparency as the antidote to such a serious threat to democracy.


Editorial: The dangers of dark money in the Sunshine State

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