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Florida state charity drive suspended after 40 years

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Florida, State Government  /  No Comments

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Gov. Rick Scott suspended a program Thursday that allowed Florida state workers to donate to charities through their paychecks, the Tampa Bay Times reports. The announcement came on the heels of an audit that revealed previously undocumented costs associated with the program. State employees donated $280,000 to charity this fall through the paycheck program.  But […]

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Study: Florida ranks 32nd in state-level health care flexibility

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  Florida, Health Care, News  /  No Comments


The more flexibility and discretion afforded to healthcare providers and patients in a given state, the better, the analysis assumes.

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Expunged records bill causes First Amendment debate in Tallahassee

By   /  December 8, 2016  /  First Amendment, Florida  /  No Comments

FIRST AMENDMENT: Apparently, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., is not familiar with the definition of a "free press."

A new bill proposed by Florida state Sen. Greg Steube has First Amendment advocates crying foul.

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Economist: Tax incentive deals aren’t a proven roadmap to economic growth

By   /  December 7, 2016  /  Crony Capitalism, Florida, Jobs + Growth, News  /  No Comments

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New polling suggests that Donald Trump’s recent Carrier incentive deal was “wildly popular,” but the president-elect’s first major action since Election Day isn’t a proven roadmap to widespread economic growth.

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Florida’s crime rate continues to fall, contradicting popular perceptions

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s crime rate continues to fall despite widespread perceptions that crime is on the rise.

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Questions answered about $750k in missing federal stimulus funds

By   /  December 2, 2016  /  Federal Government, Florida, News  /  No Comments


Questions relating to The Emperor Organization, Inc., a defunct Tallahassee nonprofit that disappeared after being awarded $750,000 in federal Stimulus grants, appear to be resolved.

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