In 2004, a majority of citizens in Alachua County voted to change the limit for contributions to political campaigns from the typical $500 to $250. This was sold to the voters as a way to “limit money’s influence in campaigns.” It is a complete failure, and in reality has had detrimental effects upon the political system in Alachua County and should be cautionary tale for any other local jurisdiction considering similar changes. 1)  It has not limited […]

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