Powering the Sunshine State: 2008 Campaign Cash Weighs in on Climate Change Debate


Publication Date: April 2009

Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Denise Roth Barber

Research Area: Energy; Environment; Politics

Keywords: climate change; vehicle emissions

Type: Report

Coverage: Florida


The Florida State Legislature is considering several bills to address climate change and clean energy. Electric utility companies, auto dealers and others with a major stake in the outcome of these bills are influencing the debate, having made substantial contributions to Florida lawmakers during their 2008 election campaigns.