Stories with 'campaign finance' tag

What does it take to get something on a Miami-Dade County ballot?

Two meetings, 127,000 petitions, a lawsuit, and then some.

/ August 22, 2016

It costs $22K to get public records from the county

Juan Cuba submitted a request for public records through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request — but the information was anything but free.

/ August 17, 2016

#StartCounting: Here’s what we learned about campaign finance reform

In April, Accountable Miami-Dade launched a petition drive to make it harder for big money to drive local politics. They got the signatures, but commissioners didn’t do their part. We moderated a town hall to figure out what’s next.

/ August 15, 2016

Miami-Dade County just shrugged at 127,000 citizen petitions

Accountable Miami-Dade collected 127,000 petitions to put campaign finance reform on the November ballot. But now it can’t get anyone to count them.

/ August 10, 2016

Here’s how to find out who’s giving money to county candidates

We figured that if we enjoyed falling into a geeky black hole researching who gave money to candidates, you might enjoy it also.

/ August 9, 2016

Only two of your commissioners showed up to talk about where their money comes from

There’s a gaping loophole in financial disclosures for local politicians and candidates. One commissioner wants to close it. The others seem less excited.

/ March 28, 2016