William Patrick is a reporter for Watchdog.org. Contact him at wpatrick@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @WillPatrick77.

President Obama’s immigration order could cost Florida taxpayers billions

By   /  November 27, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

MEANINGLESS DOCUMENT: The I-864 "Affidavit of Support" does not stop legal immigrants from tapping into the welfare system.

Florida has the highest increase in illegal immigration of any state from 2009 to 2012, according to the Pew Research Center.

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Gobierno prohíbe a granjeros llamarle leche a la leche

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Florida En Español, Uncategorized, Watchdog En Español  /  No Comments

Foto cortesía del Instituto para la Justicia

Esta historia fue reportada por primera vez en inglés por el reportero Will Patrick de Watchdog.org y traducido al español por Carlo Maffat y Christine Folgmann.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —Reguladores estatales entraron en batalla contra una granja lechera en uno de los condados más pequeños de Florida propiedad de una familia por tres generaciones, al estos negarse a […]

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FL scammers accused of taking $25 million from taxpayers

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Florida, New York, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney's Office

Already a hot bed for identity theft, insurance and health care fraud, a South Florida-based scheme allegedly enriched 11 people who used public health services to scam foreign nationals.

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Small dairy farmer battles Florida regulators over ‘misleading’ milk labels

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

skim milk mary lou wesselhoeft

State regulators took on a third generation family-owned dairy farm in one of Florida’s smallest counties and gave it an offer the owners had to refuse: call a natural milk item imitation milk or inject it with additives.

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Coin toss may decide Florida election

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

mount dora city hall

Long lines, late results and a reputation for narrow margins of victory — there’s no place like Florida during election season.

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Feds dig up $2 million to support networking needs of amateur fossil fans

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Fossil lovers now have one more way to link up and talk about dinosaurs — thanks to a mammoth-sized federal grant. Whether tax dollars should be used to support private hobbyists, however, is another question.

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