William Patrick covers government waste, fraud and abuse for Watchdog.org's Florida bureau. His work has appeared on numerous media websites, including Fox News and the Drudge Report.

Surveillance City: Public workers, police to wear body cameras in Miami Beach

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Miami Beach has a reputation for being Florida’s fashion capital. True to form, city employees will soon be outfitted with a new accessory – body-cameras.

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Funding the navigators: Florida’s Obamacare helpers get another $6.8 million

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  Florida, Health Care, News, Obamacare  /  No Comments

UNDER SCRUTINY: Kansas Obamacare Navigators would face more stringent restrictions and regulations under a new bill examined by state senators Tuesday.

Signing up new participants may not be nearly as difficult this time around as properly re-enrolling existing customers.

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Florida anti-school choice group wants Catholic judge to recuse herself

By   /  September 11, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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A group called Fund Education Now wants a state circuit court judge to recuse herself from an education dispute because she’s Catholic.

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FL county’s unrecorded land restriction may put couple out of business

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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For Robert and Anita Breinig, the Flash Beach Grille restaurant and catering business is their slice of the American Dream. But after 17 years of sweat, that dream has taken a nightmarish turn. Their local government has decided to enforce a 24-year-old unrecorded environmental rule against them. Hundreds of others may soon be next.

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Ethics Reform: Judge backs citizens’ group, dismisses capital city lawsuit

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Add one more Tallahassee resident to the list of 20,657 who think voters should have a say in whether their city government needs stronger ethics requirements.

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Bow down: Chaplains, religious expression banned from Central Florida high school football

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s fourth largest public school district is cracking down on religious expression at sporting events — just in time for high school football.

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