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Charges dropped for Florida mom who allowed unsupervised play

By   /  September 22, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Courtesy of the libertycaucus.com

A single mom was charged in July after letting her son play unsupervised at a neighborhood park. Turns out, that’s not much of a crime.

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Florida’s 26th Congressional District has a short, but jaded, past

By   /  September 19, 2014  /  Elections, Florida, News, Politics, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

SEEING DOUBLE: An election-watch group says 14,646 people hold voter registrations in Maryland and in Fairfax County, Va.

Florida’s 26th Congressional District has been plagued with political scandals since its inception four years ago. Now it may add another to its record.

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FL county’s unrecorded land restriction may put couple out of business

By   /  September 5, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Flash Beach Grille front

For Robert and Anita Breinig, the Flash Beach Grille restaurant and catering business is their slice of the American Dream. But after 17 years of sweat, that dream has taken a nightmarish turn. Their local government has decided to enforce a 24-year-old unrecorded environmental rule against them. Hundreds of others may soon be next.

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‘Fiscally responsible’ Florida has $11.5 billion in off-the-books debt

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

DebtCarried

Despite a balanced budget, Florida’s finances aren’t actually on solid ground, according to a fiscal watchdog group. Not if you include $11.5 billion in missing debt.

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Feds subsidize Florida law enforcement’s military equipment stockpile

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

Courtesy of U.S. Army

M-16 assault rifles, reconnaissance helicopters and electric golf carts. For pennies on the dollar, local law enforcement agencies in Florida have been stocking up on surplus military equipment for years.

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Hertz: Crown jewel in Florida’s tax-incentives-for-jobs program under fire, again

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  Florida, News  /  No Comments

AP file photo

Hertz CEO Mark Frissora was instrumental in securing an $85 million tax incentive package last year — courtesy of state and Lee County taxpayers. Now, thanks to three years of unreliable financial statements, investors are calling for his head.

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