William Patrick is an investigative reporter for Watchdog.org based in Tallahassee, Fla. Contact him at wpatrick@watchdog.org and follow him on Twitter @WillPatrick77

FL Supreme Court says warrantless cell phone spying a no-go

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

SOLID: The Supreme Court upheld the governor's pension reforms which were heavily opposed by public employee unions.

Thanks to the Florida Supreme Court and a drug dealer, police can no longer spy on unsuspecting citizens through their cell phones without a warrant.

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Public transit CEO under fire two weeks ahead of $2 billion light rail vote

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Florida, News  /  No Comments


Two weeks from a major sales tax vote and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority is back in the news — for all the wrong reasons.

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Waterfront homeowners can’t build docks in FL coastal community

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

Photo Pacific Legal Foundation

For more than 20 years, waterfront homeowners living along the city of Sanibel, on Florida’s San Carlos Bay, have been barred from building boating docks.

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Florida Department of Health to spend $7 million on Ebola preparedness

By   /  October 15, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Center for Disease Control

There are no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in Florida. Still, state health officials are spending millions preparing for possible infections.

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Former candidate faces felony charges, is screened for Ebola

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  Florida, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of ballotpedia.org

You’ve heard of voter fraud, but the latest Sunshine State election arrest comes with a twist — candidate fraud. Plus, an Ebola screening at a Florida airport.

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Orthodontist takes Obamacare fight to federal appeals court

By   /  October 10, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of Kawa Orthodontics

It might be a long shot, but a South Florida orthodontist isn’t backing down from a fight he picked with the Obama administration.

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