Watchdog Podcast: Code Blue — The politics of Medicaid expansion

By   /  May 15, 2015  /  Federal Government, Florida, Health Care, Issues, Podcast, State Budgets, State Government, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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Governors, like Rick Scott in Florida, who once opposed the idea of expanding Medicaid as part of the Affordable Care Act, are coming around – enticed by the promise of federal cash flowing to their state budgets.

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A Florida bill would implement online voter registration

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Florida, Voter Registration, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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A Florida bill would implement online voter registration, lowering costs, enhancing accuracy, and increasing security; it would not move voting online.

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Attempt to force Obamacare expansion on states backfires

By   /  May 11, 2015  /  Florida, Health Care, Kansas, National, News, Tennessee, Texas  /  No Comments

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Trying to force Obamacare expansion onto Florida by cutting funding for an existing Medicaid program has backfired on President Obama.

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Florida communities could lose millions with massive solar implementation

By   /  April 30, 2015  /  Energy and Environment, Florida  /  No Comments

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Florida communities and utilities will lose a minimum of $755 million a year — which will be charged to residents in higher rates and possibly taxes — if a proposed solar expansion amendment is passed in 2016, a coalition says.

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Predictive policing is coming to Miami

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Florida, Technology, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Miami is adopting a predictive policing system thanks to a $600,000 grant; the system will use data to try to predict and stop crime before it occurs.

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Jacksonville high-tech streetlights program–brother’s keeper or big brother?

By   /  April 24, 2015  /  Florida, Technology, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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Jacksonville, Florida’s smart streetlight program is raising concerns about privacy due to data collection by the GE-made lights.

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