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Reduce crime and save taxpayer money? Don’t arrest kids, study says

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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If the goal of the criminal justice system is to maximize public safety, then increasing the use of youth civil citations is a no-brainer, a new statewide study shows.

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Two years later, corrupt Florida city corrects 3 of 31 violations

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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State lawmakers nearly disbanded the small, corrupt city of Hampton, Fla., after an audit revealed 31 violations of local, state and federal law.

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Florida ranks 12th with $6.5 billion in unfunded debt, accounting watchdog says

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida has $6.5 billion in unfunded debt, according to a government finance watchdog.

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School district employees support school choice

By   /  September 15, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

EDUCATION REFORM: Florida's reform model has lead to huge gains in student achievement, according to Mackinac Center study.

More than 1,200 parents whose children take part in Florida’s tax credit scholarship program work for school districts, many of whom are members of the very unions that are fighting against the program. “We’re part of the system so we know what’s going on,” said one of the teachers.“We see how many students are being affected.” Read […]

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Incoming House Speaker sets sights on budget cuts, Enterprise Florida

By   /  September 14, 2016  /  Budget and Spending, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Rather than default to tax increases and new revenue schemes, Florida’s incoming House Speaker threw down the gauntlet on government spending.

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Drivers nabbed by red light cameras want their money back

By   /  September 12, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Florida, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

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Motorists from 65 Florida cities and counties want their money back after paying red light camera tickets that a state appeals court deemed illegal two years ago.

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