CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS: Candidates in Nov. 7 Lakeland City Commission races who collected the most campaign dollars so far are Stephanie Madden ($23.8k) in an at-large race, C. Scott Franklin ($21.9k) for the Southeast district and Larry Durrence ($18.9k) for the Southwest district | ALSO: Charts by Chris Guinn track campaign funding | Lists compiled by Michael Maguire show who’s contributing.

OPEN GOVERNMENT: A scorecard compiled by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors graded state legislators on public records and open meetings votes this year (overview.) Scores for lawmakers with Lakeland-based districts were: Sen. Kelli Stargel, C-; Rep. Colleen Burton, D+; Rep. Neil Combee, D+

Source: The Ledger

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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