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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Florida voters will decide funding guarantee for conservation initiative

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Florida, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

MISAPPROPRIATION? Environmentalist groups wants to secure 33 percent of the document stamp tax collected for the state’s Land Acquisition Trust Fund (LATF) goes to buy new land and protect the water resources.
(Photo courtesy Freeimages.com)

Florida voters are being asked to guarantee funding for land acquisition and water conservation by changing the state’s Constitution.

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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

GreenlightPinellas.com

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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Court says not so fast with those red-light camera tickets

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

REVENUE:  If it's really all about safety, where are the traffic engineering studies showing why intersections are unsafe?

Big changes could be coming to cities with red-light cameras after a Florida District Court of Appeals judge said it’s illegal for camera operators to issue citations to drivers.

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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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The Cubans are coming, again

By   /  October 16, 2014  /  Florida, Immigration, News  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Cuban exiles once again are making haste for the shore of the United States. Why do they risk their lives to come to the here?

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