Feds list manatees as endangered, despite years of science-based findings

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Manatees have been on the federal Endangered Species List since 1967, but according to biologists at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manatees aren’t actually endangered.

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Florida governor visits Pennsylvania touting Sunshine State, says little about tax incentives

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Florida, News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Andrew Staub/PA Independent

Florida Gov. Rick Scott made a bold visit to Pennsylvania this week to try to lure jobs south. He wasn’t so direct when asked if Sunshine State taxpayers will foot the bill for any tax incentives.

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Florida senators carry a combined $144 million in personal wealth

By   /  February 24, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments


Florida’s most deliberative legislative body happens to be quite wealthy, and it’s getting richer.

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Educated choice: Special needs vs. special interests

By   /  February 23, 2015  /  Arizona, Education, Education Blog, Florida, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

SCHOOL BOUND: Pending legislation would broaden educational options for special-needs students in Virginia.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
RICHMOND, Va. — State Delegate Dave LaRock is making an impassioned plea for enactment of education savings accounts, which face intense opposition from institutional special interests.
His House Bill 2238 would provide an average of $4,000 annually to parents of special-needs students to shop for schools and services that best serve their children. […]

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Jacksonville Jags want millions in taxpayer incentives

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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The Jacksonville Jaguars is one of the worst teams in pro football. The team’s billionaire owner, Shahid Khan, is looking for help — in the form of $30 million in tax incentives to upgrade premium stadium seating.

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PA a ‘target’ for business poachers such as Florida

By   /  February 19, 2015  /  Economy, Florida, Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott will visit Pennsylvania next week in an attempt to lure job creators south, and policymakers here have given him a heckuva weapon to use against the Keystone State — an onerous corporate net income tax.

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