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Community organizers transform Florida into Obamacare enrollment powerhouse

By   /  April 16, 2015  /  Florida, Watchdog Arena  /  No Comments

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The successful Obamacare enrollment push in Florida may make campaigning harder for the state’s Republican presidential hopefuls.

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Florida budget stand-off stalls cellphone tax cut

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  Florida, News, Politics, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

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A standoff over health care is stalling a potential $470 million cut to the communications tax in Florida.

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Watchdog Podcasts: In Our Backyards — Property taxes prop up mass transit

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Florida, Podcast, transportation, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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By Ben Yount and Will Patrick | Watchdog Radio
This is “In Our Backyards,” Watchdog.org’s podcast that examines local government — because the government that is the closest to you often can be the most important, even if you don’t hear much about it.
We’ll look at city councils, school boards and even water treatment authorities, because […]

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Congress may bring costly Amtrak service back to North Florida

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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“No Amtrak long-distance train covers its operating costs. None even come close,” Randal O’Toole, a transit expert and Cato Institute scholar, told Watchdog.

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Florida union-led school choice lawsuit suffers setback

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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A founding member of a teachers’ union-led lawsuit announced Friday that it’s dropping out of an effort to kill a popular school choice program.

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Hop aboard: Tampa Bay-area transit authority wants to raise property taxes

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Despite sparse attendance, the details of a new transit plan will affect hundreds of thousands of taxpayers in a Tampa Bay-area county.

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