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Two years later, corrupt Florida city corrects 3 of 31 violations

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


State lawmakers nearly disbanded the small, corrupt city of Hampton, Fla., after an audit revealed 31 violations of local, state and federal law.

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Florida ranks 12th with $6.5 billion in unfunded debt, accounting watchdog says

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments


Florida has $6.5 billion in unfunded debt, according to a government finance watchdog.

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Accounting switch overshadows New Mexico’s newly reported pension debt

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  New Mexico, News, Pensions, State Budgets, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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The same year a new accounting rule required New Mexico to be more transparent about its pension debt, the state Department of Finance and Administration decided that a $14 billion land grant trust fund dating to 1898 was a new governmental asset. With the stroke of pen, New Mexico was in the black. Rather than reveal […]

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Incoming House Speaker sets sights on budget cuts, Enterprise Florida

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Rather than default to tax increases and new revenue schemes, Florida’s incoming House Speaker threw down the gauntlet on government spending.

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Drivers nabbed by red light cameras want their money back

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments


Motorists from 65 Florida cities and counties want their money back after paying red light camera tickets that a state appeals court deemed illegal two years ago.

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Governor, Chamber sink conservative rep for voting against corporate welfare

By   /  September 7, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Florida, News, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

Florida House of Representatives

Despite his conservative bona fides, Hill was deemed untrustworthy by the conservative-friendly Florida Chamber of Commerce in the run up to last week’s statewide primary elections.

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