Billionaire Steyer spends $15M pushing low priority climate change message in FL

By   /  October 31, 2014  /  California, Economy, Energy and Environment, Florida, State Elections, State Politics  /  No Comments

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In an effort to oust Gov. Rick Scott, billionaire activist Tom Steyer has underwritten a nearly $15 million campaign focusing on climate change, an issue one important poll says few Florida voters care about.

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Florida’s Amendment 3 gives governor ‘prospective’ judicial appointment power

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  Florida, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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Florida voters next week will be asked to hand the governor new power, regardless of which candidate wins the gubernatorial contest.

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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

GARANTIZADO: grupos ambientalistas quieren asegurarse que el 33 porciento de un impuesto estatal sobre la venta de bienes raíces recolectado para el fideicomiso de adquisición de tierras 
(LATF) se destine a comprar nuevos terrenos y proteger los recursos del agua. 
(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

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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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