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Dueling solar amendments determine who will pay

By   /  July 25, 2016  /  Energy and Environment, Florida, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

NEW RELIGION: City leaders in Palo Alto want to win the title of greenest city in America

Sunshine may be free and abundant in the Sunshine State but there’s no free lunch when it comes to paying for solar energy.

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Research group says jobs keep inmates from returning to prison

By   /  July 22, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

Florida Department of Corrections

Report: Putting released inmates to work would increase public safety and help combat Florida’s over-incarceration problem.

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Watchdog Podcasts: In Our Backyards — Property taxes prop up mass transit

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Florida, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


By Ben Yount and Will Patrick | Watchdog Radio This is “In Our Backyards,” Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it. We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment […]

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Congress may bring costly Amtrak service back to North Florida

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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“No Amtrak long-distance train covers its operating costs. None even come close,” Randal O’Toole, a transit expert and Cato Institute scholar, told Watchdog.

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Florida union-led school choice lawsuit suffers setback

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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A founding member of a teachers’ union-led lawsuit announced Friday that it’s dropping out of an effort to kill a popular school choice program.

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Hop aboard: Tampa Bay-area transit authority wants to raise property taxes

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority

Despite sparse attendance, the details of a new transit plan will affect hundreds of thousands of taxpayers in a Tampa Bay-area county.

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