FL scammers accused of taking $25 million from taxpayers

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Florida, New York, News  /  No Comments

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Attorney's Office

Already a hot bed for identity theft, insurance and health care fraud, a South Florida-based scheme allegedly enriched 11 people who used public health services to scam foreign nationals.

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Small dairy farmer battles Florida regulators over ‘misleading’ milk labels

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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State regulators took on a third generation family-owned dairy farm in one of Florida’s smallest counties and gave it an offer the owners had to refuse: call a natural milk item imitation milk or inject it with additives.

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EPA boss, Dem money man meet behind closed doors

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Energy and Environment, Florida, National, News, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

TRUE BLUE?: Former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer bankrolls Democrats and is scheduled to go behind closed doors with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. – EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and a deep-pocketed donor to Democrat candidates will convene with climate activists behind closed doors Wednesday at the Mayflower Hotel – keeping uninvited press at bay.
McCarthy will deliver a keynote address to the Center for American Progress (CAP), one of the country’s largest and most […]

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Coin toss may decide Florida election

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Long lines, late results and a reputation for narrow margins of victory — there’s no place like Florida during election season.

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Feds dig up $2 million to support networking needs of amateur fossil fans

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Fossil lovers now have one more way to link up and talk about dinosaurs — thanks to a mammoth-sized federal grant. Whether tax dollars should be used to support private hobbyists, however, is another question.

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Nanny of the Week: Florida growls at craft breweries’ growlers

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

GROWLERS ARE GRAND: A 64-ounce reusable jug of beer, known as a growler, is legal in 47 states - but not in Florida.

Cans, bottles, kegs and sixers? Cheers. A 64-ounce growler? Not on your life. Such are Florida’s craft brew regulations. One public interest law firm says the nanny regulation is designed to protect big beer at the expense of small businesses and micro brew lovers.

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