Best of the Blogs: Partial Recall

By Jon Bleyer - January 20, 2017

Progress Florida's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 1-20-17
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida's popular free Daily Clips service.

Exclusive first cut at 2016 Turnout rates in Florida…by Party and Race/Ethnicity
By Dr. Daniel A. Smith
Election Smith
According to the Florida Division of Elections, some 9.58m Floridians turned out to vote in the 2016 General Election, or 74.5% of the “Active” registered voters at the time of the state’s October bookclosing.

Florida Democrats and the Catholic Vote
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Lost in much of the analysis in the breakdown of the Democrats fall outside of urban areas in the state is the collapse of the party’s competitiveness among catholic voters- particularly non-Hispanic catholic voters over the past eight years.

Big Sugar hires 64 lobbyists, again, in Tallahassee to reinforce its closed loop system of government
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
Peoples' memories are short. Apparently in Tallahassee, few recall what happened only one year ago after historic rainfall in mid-winter, normally Florida's dry season, filled Lake Okeechobee to the brim and caused water managers to freak out.

A Case Study in Academic Crime: Koch at Florida State University
By Ralph Wilson
UnKoch My Campus
Members of UnKoch My Campus and FSU Progress Coalition have released a book-length report shedding new light onto Florida State University’s relationship with the Charles Koch Foundation and BB&T.

Reflections on the transfer of power
By Damien Filer
Progress Florida
The following is a transcript for a radio commentary provided by Progress Florida Political Director, Damien Filer to Sarasota’s community radio station, WSLR.