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.

Florida’s capital city sues to keep ethics reform off November ballot

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

ETHICS ANYONE? Tallahassee Mayor John Marks opposes new ethics reforms despite a history of questionable dealings.

When it comes to ethics reform, Florida’s capital city isn’t exactly leading by example. But don’t blame state lawmakers. This time, it’s city government.

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Florida police department to begin using body-mounted cameras

By   /  August 20, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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They’re not cheap and there are privacy concerns, but police and civil liberties activists wants cops wearing cameras.

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Enviros burned as FL utility commission approves market-based solar plan

By   /  August 14, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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If you don’t use solar power, then you won’t have to pay for it.

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Obamacare: 93,800 Florida ACA customers have immigration ‘inconsistencies’

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

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Almost 100,000 Floridians who signed up for health insurance through the federal health exchange have citizenship or immigration “inconsistencies.”

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Enviros cry foul at Florida utility’s solar program plans

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

SOLAR COSTS: Florida's largest utility wants solar sign-ups to pay for new solar installations.

Environmental activists are battling a solar energy plan that won’t charge nonparticipating customers higher rates.

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Democrats, liberals reap massive cash advantage from top political spenders

By   /  August 8, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

CAMPAIGN CASH: Virginia's statewide races have a few funny — at least funny sounding — expenditures.

Updated federal campaign finance records show Democrats and liberals are way ahead of their Republican counterparts when it comes to receiving donations from large organizations.

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