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Waivers keep food-stamp rolls growing despite economic recovery

By   /  August 30, 2016  /  Economy, Federal Government, Florida, Jobs + Growth, News, State Government  /  No Comments

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The Obama administration is still waiving work requirements for childless, healthy adults seeking government food entitlements.

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Judge upholds vegetable garden ban in South Florida

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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A Florida circuit court judge upheld a local ordinance Thursday banning front yard vegetable gardens in the Village of Miami Shores.

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State prisons offer some Florida districts extra political clout

By   /  August 26, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s prison inmates are considered residents of the voting districts in which they’re incarcerated despite not being able to vote and typically residing in other areas of the stat

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State revenues climb as Scott earns kudos for tax cuts

By   /  August 19, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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At the same, state economists are predicting four years of state revenue growth.

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The government’s $31 million fix to a $10 million courthouse problem

By   /  August 18, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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The U.S. Government Services Administration has a $31 million plan to fix a $10 million federal courthouse in downtown Pensacola plagued from the start with toxic mold.

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Medical marijuana ‘a start’ to reducing drug crime, says law enforcement group

By   /  August 16, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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For the second time in three years, Floridians will go to the polls in November and weigh in on a proposed state constitutional amendment that if passed would legalize medical marijuana.

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