Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

New Cuba policy sparks outrage amid potential economic opportunities

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

AP photo

President Obama’s historic announcement that the United States will normalize relations with Cuba sent shockwaves across Florida on Wednesday. What’s in it for Florida?

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Blue states jumped on tax-cut bandwagon in 2014

By   /  December 18, 2014  /  Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, National, New York, News, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Taxes, Uncategorized, Virginia, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

BLUE TO RED: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for $2 billion in tax relief for property and business owners last January. Then again, it was an election year.

 
 
By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
With Wisconsin leading the way, 14 states enacted “significant, broad-based tax cuts” in 2014, according to a report released Wednesday.
Surprisingly, several states controlled by Democrats made the American Legislative Exchange Council list. Then again, 2014 was an election year.
The blue states that made the cut were:
Minnesota: The Democratic stronghold “bowed to economic […]

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Lax oversight of gov’t-supported Florida nonprofit contributes to taxpayer losses

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

VACANT: Most of the $1 million grant to build a vocational facility was spent after the grant-school was no longer operational.

For years, hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars in community grants were given to a corrupt nonprofit “business.” Where was the oversight?

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SNAP: ‘Temporary’ work waivers approved for seventh straight year

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has congratulated Ohio for a Supplemental Nutrition Program payment error rate of 3.4 percent in federal fiscal year 2011, which is below the national average of 3.8 percent.

Since 2009, Florida’s most able-bodied recipients of government food assistance have been exempt from work requirements. The “temporary” exemption will continue for at least another year, Watchdog has learned.

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Florida charters a top school choice option, and growing

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

School choice opponents may be getting a dose of the holiday blues, thanks to new findings by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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Floridians wait for low-THC cannabis treatment due to health department’s failings

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

(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Charlotte’s Web isn’t just an adorable children’s classic. It’s also the name of a compassionate medical marijuana law passed by the Republican-dominated Florida Legislature earlier this year that’s having trouble getting off the ground.

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