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Rick Scott Invested in the Same Financial Firms As Florida’s Pension System

Politics & GovernmentBy Andrew Perez and David Sirota

Co-published by MapLight
For most of his time in office, Florida’s governor has shielded his investments from public view. A new disclosure shows Rick Scott and his wife have invested at least $18 million in financial firms managing money for the state’s pension system that he oversees.

Report: Do College Admissions Offices Ignore Black Activist Applicants?

Learning CurvesBy Bill Raden

Wanted: Black College Students (just not at our college). Diane Ravitch’s Power Elitists. An inconvenient truth for LAUSD.

How Immigration Activists Got ICE Out of a County Jail

ImmigrationBy David Bacon

ICE contended that forcing Contra Costa County to divest from cooperation in immigrant detention would harm the detainees — an argument similar to those heard during the fight for divestment from apartheid in South Africa.

Former EPA Official Finds Hope in the Middle of the Climate Crisis

EnvironmentBy Judith Lewis Mernit

“Those of us who’ve been working on environmental justice and climate justice,” says Mustafa Ali, “understand we’re talking about housing, transportation, the environment, public health and jobs.”

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