Florida passes wireless tax cut

By   /  June 18, 2015  /  Florida, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

TAPPING TALENT: A U.S. court has ruled that U.S. tech workers can challenge President Obama’s order extending the legal status of foreign employees here.

Florida residents, who pay the fourth-highest wireless tax rate in the country, could see a nearly $20 reduction in their yearly wireless bill starting July 1.

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Teachers union vows to fight school choice in Florida, despite judge’s ruling

By   /  June 16, 2015  /  Education, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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Florida’s teachers union has announced it will continue its legal battle against the state’s school choice program, even after a judge threw out its lawsuit last month.

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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


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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Florida budget stand-off stalls cellphone tax cut

By   /  April 10, 2015  /  Florida, News, 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, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments


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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