By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog
MIAMI — Miami-Dade County voters may be asked to take on more debt to build a new county courthouse, though the mayor and others oppose the idea if it means higher property taxes.
County commissioners have until Wednesday to decide whether to include the new courthouse plan on the Nov. 6 ballot. [...]
By Benjamin Yount | Watchdog Radio
One Florida sheriff’s office is proud to be bargain shopping. Whether its pens and pencils or helicopters and assault rifles.
On the latest edition of Watchdog Radio, Florida Watchdog’s Will Patrick explains why the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office is proud of its low cost, militarized police force.
Plus U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., [...]
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California is looking to bar the “Stars and Bars.”
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