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Questions answered about $750k in missing federal stimulus funds

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Federal Government, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Questions relating to The Emperor Organization, Inc., a defunct Tallahassee nonprofit that disappeared after being awarded $750,000 in federal Stimulus grants, appear to be resolved.

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Sanford Burnham doubles down against state efforts to recoup incentive money

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Economy, Florida, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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Rather than pay back some of the tax incentive money, the research institute is doubling-down on its refusal to comply with the state’s accountability efforts – even goading state officials “to help preserve and create more jobs.”

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Healthy childless adults double initial Medicaid expansion estimates

By   /  November 23, 2016  /  Federal government, Florida, Health Care, News  /  No Comments

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A new study appears to validate the Legislature’s fiscal apprehensions with respect to Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

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Family asks Florida high court to lift bird ban on their private property

By   /  November 22, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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A Florida family is looking to the state supreme court to resolve a decades old property rights dispute that’s gone to the birds – literally.

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Florida’s mental-health firearm database poses safety risk

By   /  November 17, 2016  /  Federal government, Florida, News, Regulations  /  No Comments

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A new audit shows state law enforcement hasn’t been entering thousands of mental incompetency records into the state’s firearm database within the required time limit, if the they’re entered at all.

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Incoming House Speaker’s new rules target lobbyists, earmarks

By   /  November 15, 2016  /  Accountability, Crony Capitalism, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

Florida House of Representatives

There’s a new sheriff in town and he goes by the name of Richard Corcoran. State lawmakers, bureaucrats and lobbyists will call him Mr. Speaker.

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